Monday, January 23, 2017

Is Google's Search Algorithm Creating Dangerous Echo Chambers?

This under six-minute video by the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Miseducation of Dylann Roof, raises some disturbing, and important, questions.

Beyond sharing this video, there's the issue of what can we do to influence Google to fix this problem with how their system works? Is there some additional layer of vetting of websites that needs to happen, and if so, by whom? When hates sites and fake news sites aren't identified as such, how do we stop them from being the sole source of someone's information, or as the Southern Poverty Law Center put it so well, misinformation?

An important issue to consider the first week of President Trump.

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