Daily Archives: April 23, 2021

Facebook and the Power of Big Data and Greedy Algorithms

In this contributed article, Dr. Chirag Shah, associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, highlights how experts say Facebook has the power to squash its competition, steer American politics, and even influence users’ free will. Is Facebook violating the ethical constraints of data collection? Is the algorithm taking on a life of its own?



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