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Tech company’s ties to white supremacism trigger debate on surveillance algorithms

May 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Revelations call for transparency in how artificial intelligence is used by law enforcement

BANJO. Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

The internet is not safe

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:34 PM

It's time we discuss some of the running issues that necessitate an actual Safer Internet Day for both kids and adults

Facebook’s ad algorithm discriminates by race, gender – study

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Even when parameters were set to be 'highly inclusive,' the system seems to push for stereotypes in its ad delivery, say researchers

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Facebook patent determines users' social class based on gadgets, homes owned

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Should Facebook incorporate the pattern into its algorithm, 3rd party entities will be able to target which social class they want their posts to reach

FACEBOOK. Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone, and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

YouTube to start labeling government-funded channels in the U.S.

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:35 PM

A line of text will appear below a video, saying that the channel on which it appears is wholly or partly funded by a particular government

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook, please make democracy-friendly algorithms

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Technology hits a tipping point and transforms global power structures. In 2017, social media splintered the public space essential for democracy.

[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Saan pumalpak ang Facebook?

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hindi naka-optimize ang Facebook para sa katotohanan. Narito ang limang sablay ng social media giant.

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.

Facebook lets go of Trending Topics team to cull bias – report

Aug 29, 2016 - 5:51 PM

The social network is leaving the selection of its Trending stories to pure algorithm

ALGORITHM CHANGE. The social network partially removed human participation in the selection of its trending stories. Menlo Park headquarters image from Facebook Newsroom

Youtube Gaming and new Facebook algorithms

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:53 AM

What s new with Youtube and Facebook?

Facebook apologizes for ‘Year-in-Review’

Dec 28, 2014 - 11:32 AM

A Facebook user laments the social media giant s inadvertent algorithmic cruelty

SOCIAL MEDIA AND TERROR. The head of British spying agency GCHQ says US tech companies are 'in denial' about how social media aids terrorists