The regulation of algorithms is currently often discussed in the media. More and more local authorities are pushing for full algorithmic transparency and regulation, but it is still early days. It’s hard to figure out how to regulate this area of technology, what is fair and what is safe. In the meantime, we need to think about our own safety and wellbeing online.
The algorithmic calculations are not transparent. How does that make you feel?
Algorithms are not objective. How does it feel to know this?
t might be helpful to start learning just the basics of how those algorithms work on the networks you tend to use, simply to make the platform work for you, not against you.
This month we are talking about algorithms. Maybe let’s start with this basic question: are you aware of social channels that use algorithms? Do you know what they are?