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Algorithms Exposed. Investigating Automated Personalization and Filtering for Research and Activism

By forging a specific reality for each individual, they silently shape customized 'information diets': in other words, they determine which news, opinions and rumors users are exposed to. Restricting users’ possibilities, they ultimately infringe on their agency. As exposed by the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, they are supported by questionable data sharing practices at the core of the business models of the social media industry.

Prof. dr. S. (Stefania) Milan

Faculty of Humanities

Departement Mediastudies