Category Archives: algorithmic bias

Senators expected to grill current, former social media executives on disinformation

Six current and former social media executives will testify before the Senate Homeland Security Committee Wednesday at a hearing that committee officials say will focus on how algorithms and targeted ads can amplify harmful content and threaten homeland security. Several of the witnesses have become strong critics of the platforms, including a former Facebook vice […]

Musk’s plans to make Twitter’s algorithms public raises disinformation conundrum

Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion on Monday and he’s already rolled out a to-do list for big changes at the company. One of the more novel suggestions he has put forward is making Twitter’s algorithms available for pubic scrutiny. Sharing the code for Twitter’s algorithms […]

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