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By kirchner on April 3, 2022
Hi everyone! Happy last week of class! We (Lily + Jen) have a presentation for you on the topic of echo chambers and social media algorithms. We ask that you listen to this brief TED talk before the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKyFL389qe8 The presentation can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17ddxeLsNrFkR4nBGYIg9xPNEuyW4Kx6W/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112960695207189737520&rtpof=true&sd=true. The presentation itself has embedded audio recordings that […]
By kirchner on April 2, 2022
Here is the SFU article: https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/media/issues-experts/2022/03/google-autocomplete-helps-mislead-public–legitimize-conspiracy-.html “According to Google, the subtitles generate automatically by complex algorithms and the engine cannot accept or create custom subtitles. ” Is this a good defense? We’ve seen changes to Google and social media platforms following the terrifying amount of mis-and-disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, where sources are checked and […]