The Fourth Digital Divide – Divide by Algorithm?

(On algorithms-mediated society and what to do next)

The future is here but it's not evenly distributed

The more digitally mediated benefits we have, the fewer opportunities there are for humans to exercise control and authority[1].

 

Show me your (meta)data and I’ll tell you what you can(not) do!

September 2017: Facebook discloses that more than 3000 ads ($100,000 in ad spending) were produced by Russian bots during the USA presidential elections[2]. The influence and its scope on the outcome of the elections is yet to be assessed. In the meantime, Facebook removed the alleged posts, disabling independent researchers to investigate the issue[3]. Continue reading “The Fourth Digital Divide – Divide by Algorithm?”