Up Next: A Better Recommendation System

by Volker Weber

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Algorithms used by Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms keep us clicking. But those systems often promote misinformation, abuse, and polarization. Is it possible to temper them with a sense of decency?

Today, recommendation engines are perhaps the biggest threat to societal cohesion on the internet—and, as a result, one of the biggest threats to societal cohesion in the offline world, too. The recommendation engines we engage with are broken in ways that have grave consequences: amplified conspiracy theories, gamified news, nonsense infiltrating mainstream discourse, misinformed voters. Recommendation engines have become The Great Polarizer.

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Empfehle dazu sehr den Artikel von Jan Fleischauer aus dem Spiegel: "http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/afd-selbstversuch-auf-facebook-in-der-echokammer-a-1122311.html"

Sehr lesenswert und hilft sehr zu verstehen, wie die verzerrte Wahrnehmung mancher Mitmenschen entsteht....

Jens Nullmeyer, 2018-04-25

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