Unlike a human editor, AI cannot explain their decisions or reasoning in a meaningful way. This can be a problem in a field where accountability and transparency are important.
The US surgeon general says 13 is ‘too early’ to be on social media. But an expert on parenting and digital media cautions against a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Failure to push back against the current trajectory of social media platforms could be dire for democracy.
This week: we interview Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow, authors of Chokepoint Capitalism, about how platforms capture value in creative markets.
Companies with an eye to winning new customers need to harness the business power of social media.
This week: don’t believe the hype – the surprising truth about what is really going on online.
People are looking to governments to protect them against the undemocratic power wielded by internet platforms.
Wrong, Elon Musk: the big problem with free speech on platforms isn’t censorship. It’s the algorithms
There’s a tension between facilitating free and fair debate on social media, and businesses’ bottom line. And it must be resolved with the public interest in mind.
When social media companies employ opaque algorithms to capture and keep our attention, what power does the individual have to resist?
What does it mean when a social network's algorithms favour anonymous groups bearing propaganda and misinformation?
What are the disadvantages of individual connectivity at scale?