External Press

(Occasionally pasted here as discovered.)

CBC — Tech-savvy investigators are ready to put algorithms under the microscope — if companies let them

openDemocracy — Pokéwalking while black

SlateThe Corrupt Personalization of Netflix

Time The Latest Victim of Uber’s Disruption May Be Itself

Internet ActuUber, les gouvernances fantômes

The GuardianMost of what you do online is illegal. Let’s end the absurdity

The New YorkerHow an Old Hacking Law Hampers the Fight Against Online Discrimination

VoxHow the Internet Keeps Poor People in Poor Neighborhoods

Poképlanet — How Pokémon Go Changes the Geography of Cities

The Christian Science MonitorWill Facebook’s ‘trending’ kerfuffle alter the way we read news?

The AtlanticWhen Should Hacking Be Legal?

USA Today — ‘Three Black Teenagers’ Google Search Sparks Outrage

Forbes — ACLU Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Researchers And Journalists Seeking To Uncover Discrimination Online

FusionTesting whether the web is discriminating against you shouldn’t be a crime

ColorLinesACLU, Researchers and Journalists Sue to Legally Investigate Algorithm-Based Discrimination

The Verge — New ACLU lawsuit takes on the internet’s most hated hacking law

The InterceptFacebook Outreach Tool Ignores Black Lives Matter

Ars TechnicaTo Study Possibly Racist Algorithms, Researchers Have to Sue the US

TechCrunch — ACLU challenges federal hacking law hampering research into online discrimination

Data Skeptic — Detecting Terrorists With Facial Recognition (podcast)

WiredResearchers Sue Government Over Hacking Law

The GuardianAngry About Facebook Censorship?

The Boston GlobeWhen Software Doesn’t Play Fair

ComputerworldAlgorithms and Experiments Make Strange Bedfellows at SXSW

The New York Times — Facebook Use Polarizing? Site Begs to Differ

The Washington Post — If you use Facebook to get your news, please — for the love of democracy — read this first

NPR (All Things Considered) — Can Computers Be Racist?

The AtlanticThe Internet That Was (and Still Could Be)

BBC — The Future of Artificial Intelligence

ABC (Australia) — We’re All Data Now (also rebroadcast by RTE [Ireland], CBC [Canada])

Le Monde — Le big data des banques sous l’oeil des régulateurs européens

TimeFacebook Study Says Users Make Their News Feed Less Diverse

Slate — The Dangers of Letting Algorithms Enforce Policy

The Nation5 Ways to Take Back Tech

FortuneFacebook “Filter Bubble” Study Raises More Questions Than It Answers

USA TodayDoes Facebook Contribute to a Political Echo Chamber?

MIT Technology ReviewFacebook’s Filter Study Raises Questions About Transparency

WiredHumans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing, And That Could Be Risky

WiredFacebook’s Echo Chamber Isn’t Facebook’s Fault, Says Facebook

Wired21 Must-Follow Feeds in the World of Business

WiredWhat Facebook’s “It’s Not Our Fault” Study Really Means

Data Skeptic (podcast) — Auditing Algorithms

Huffington Post — Facebook Study Says Users Control What They See, But Critics Disagree

TechCrunch — Artificial Intelligence and Racism

ReutersAlgorithms: Based On Your Preferences, You May Also Enjoy This Column

The Theory of Everything (podcast) — Enchanting By Numbers (this 2014 story was revised and re-released due to high ratings)

IT WorldBanks’ Use of Big Data To Be Scrutinized By EU

C&G NewspapersU of M Presses Play On Video Games

Christian Science MonitorIs Facebook Reinforcing Your Political Bias?

EnGadgetFacebook: If Your Feed Is An Echo Chamber, You Need More Friends

CIO Magazine — Why Legal Experts Are Up In Arms Over the Trade Secrets Bill Microsoft Loves

Ars TechnicaDon’t (Just) Blame Facebook, We Build Our Own Filter Bubbles

Pennsylvania State University — Scholar To Address Threats Of Social Media Algorithms See Video

University of Michigan — Michigan Research Community Spring Symposium

UMSI News — Faculty Receive Promotions

The Michigan DailyOp-Ed: An Anti-Intolerance Statement

Siol (Slovenia) Zakaj naj ne bo Facebook vaš prvi vir novic

Profil (Austria) Gefilterte Information: Wie Facebook widersprüchliche Meinungen aussortiert 

der Freitag (Germany) Die Filterblase gibt es, aber wer ist schuld?

Il Foglio (Italy) L’algoritmo di Facebook non genera bolle ideologiche. Uno studio e alcuni dubbi

Nexo Jornal (Brazil) O que acontece quando você só vê opiniões parecidas com as suas

Zero Hora (Brazil) Algoritmo ou escolhas pessoais: o que constrói as timelines do Facebook?

Estadao (Brazil) ‘Algoritmo evita sobrecarga de informação’ 

Estadao (Brazil) Saiba como os algoritmos das redes sociais podem mudar a política

Exame (Brazil) Redes sociais ajudam a formar ‘bolhas políticas’ 

Canaltech (Brazil) Algoritmos de redes sociais formam “bolha política” em torno dos usuários

Entretanto Magazine (Spain) Twitter el chismoso: tres de cada cuatro tuits son mentiras

El Confidencial (Spain) No te creas todo lo que lees en Twitter: la cuarta parte es mentira

New Scientist (UK) — No One In Control: The Algorithms That Run Our Lives (cover story)

New Scientist (UK) — The Secret System Controlling The Facebook News Feed

FortuneHow Do You Govern A (Hidden, Fluid, Amoral) Algorithm?

Real FutureAlgorithms From The Outside

PandoThese Researchers Are Studying Facebook’s News Feed To Make Algorithms More Accountable

FusionMost Facebook Users Still Don’t Know That Their News Feeds Are Filtered By An Algorithm

The Washington Post — What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!)

The Washington PostOkCupid Reveals It’s Been Lying To Some Of Its Users. Just To See What’ll Happen.

QuartzFacebook’s “Proof” That It’s Not A Political Echo Chamber Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt

Business InsiderFacebook conducted a study to see if people’s news feeds showed them opposing viewpoints — and the results are not encouraging

Pando — Facebook thinks you’re too dumb to realize its scientific papers are really just PR

Fast CompanyWhy Scientists Are Upset About The Facebook Filter Bubble Study

International Business Times — How Algorithms Subtly Control What We Read, Hear, Watch And (Ultimately) Think

The Chronicle of Higher Education — Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study

The Theory of Everything (podcast) — Enchanting By Numbers

CBC (Spark) (Canada) — Algorithm Awareness

The Huffington Post — Facebook Faces UK Probe Over ‘Unethical’ Emotion Study

ComputerworldMood Experiment Helps Facebook Innovate a New Way to Creep Out Users

VoxFacebook Tried To Manipulate Users’ Emotions. But We Have No Idea If It Succeeded.

News.Com.Au (Australia) — Facebook Manipulated Feeds of Users

Ziuaveche (Romania) Facebook controlează ce postări vei vedea pe propria ta pagină

Observatorio da Imprensa (Brazil) Os segredos por trás dos algoritmos do Facebook

Le Vif (Belgium) Cette appli révèle ce que Facebook ne nous montre pas

DeMorgen (Belgium) Dit is wat Facebook u niét toont



(Press mentions earlier than 2014 omitted.)