Don’t Trust The Algorithm Method

“It’s no longer good enough to note that something was algorithmically surfaced and then replaced. It’s no longer good enough to shrug off … the problems in the system simply because it has computers in the decision loop.” Alexis Madrigal on the fake news that bubbled up in the wake of Vegas: Google and Facebook Failed Us. (If the algorithms can’t save us, it might be time to call in the humans.)

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