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Published on November 19th, 2012


“You can’t say that on the Internet.”

Evgeny Morozov on the problems with algorithmic gatekeeping:

A BASTION of openness and counterculture, Silicon Valley imagines itself as the un-Chick-fil-A. But its hyper-tolerant facade often masks deeply conservative, outdated norms that digital culture discreetly imposes on billions of technology users worldwide.

What is the vehicle for this new prudishness? Dour, one-dimensional algorithms, the mathematical constructs that automatically determine the limits of what is culturally acceptable.

Source: The New York Times. Read the full article. (link)

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