Ep. 627: Making sense of feed algorithms

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Much of our online activity is mediated by algorithms. Whether we are shopping online, binge-watching TV shows, or scrolling through social media, algorithms watch over us and feed us what we see. Algorithmic content curation has associated accountability and ethical challenges that have no easy answers.

Mihir Mahajan joins Rohan Seth to talk about feed algorithms, how they work, and how technologists, regulators, and individual users can promote healthy information diets.

You can sign up for the GCPP (Tech and Policy) Programme here: https://bit.ly/ATP-GCPP

Links mentioned in the show:

  1. Why we need to audit algorithms (Article)

  2. WSJ video on TikTok's algorithm

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