External Press

(Occasionally pasted here as discovered.)

TimeMeet the researchers working to make sure artificial intelligence is a force for good

Decipher — Supreme Court to Review CFAA for the First Time

The Register — Relax, breaking a website’s fine-print doesn’t make you a criminal hacker

Government Technology — University of Michigan Showcases New AI Ethics Center

Columbia Journalism ReviewBuilding a More Honest Internet

The American Academy of Arts & SciencesThe Data Driving Democracy

Time — States’ Automated Systems Are Trapping Citizens in Bureaucratic Nightmares With Their Lives on the Line

MLiveArtificial intelligence researchers create ethics center at University of Michigan

Michigan RadioAttorneys in unemployment fraud cases join forces, call for review of AI in state government

Michigan Lawyers WeeklyLegal teams representing falsely accused unite, call for task force

FOX 2 News Detroit — Call for state review of AI in government

The Michigan DailyEscaping inequality in technology

QuartzWhy am I seeing this ad? explanations on Facebook are incomplete and misleading, a study says

The Michigan DailyStamps speaker series lecturer discusses misogyny, video games

The EconomistFacebook’s ad system seems to discriminate by race and gender

MotherboardWe Need Bug Bounties For Bad Algorithms

NPRGoogle Tweaks E-mail Program That Assumed An Investor Was Male

PoliticoRussia Gave Bots a Bad Name. Here’s Why We Need Them More Than Ever

NatureBias detectives: The researchers striving to make algorithms fair

The American Bar Association Journal — Good data, bad data: Algorithms fall short in predicting litigation outcomes

Learning Solutions MagazineBias in AI Algorithms and Platforms Can Affect eLearning

Material WorldLiving On Screen

Boston Globe — Facebook’s Mentality: Anything For a Buck

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

InternetActu — Comment nous passer de la personnalisation?

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

National Law Review — Such Scraping “Plausibly Falls within the Ambit of the First Amendment”

Mondaq — D.C. Federal Court Rules That Web Scraping Does Not Violate The CFAA And May Be Protected By The First Amendment

Bloomberg — This Court Case is Bad News for Social Media Privacy

TechDirt — Court Says Scraping Websites And Creating Fake Profiles Can Be Protected By The First Amendment

Privacy SOS — We Just Got One Step Closer to Understanding Black Box Algorithms

Technology Law Dispatch — D.C. federal court rules that web scraping does not violate the CFAA

Axios — Suit to let researchers break website rules wins a round

Technology & Marketing Law — Researchers’ Challenge to CFAA Moves Forward

Michigan Daily — Privacy@Michigan panels present interdisciplinary take on future of internet privacy

JOLT digest+ — Terms of Service 0 – Researchers 1: Judge Rules in Favor of the Plaintiffs in Sandvig v. Sessions

Law 360 — Researchers’ Challenge To Anti-Hacking Law Kept Alive

JD Supra — Constitutional Challenge To CFAA Survives Motion To Dismiss As D.C. Court Weighs In On Circuit Split

Jewish World Review — Rogue professor’s case has potentially significant implications for the First Amendment and online privacy

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

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

KREM — ‘Three black teenagers’ Google search sparks outrage

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

Stuff (New Zealand) — How algorithms are making our lives more boring

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

Vice — How to/Why Leave Facebook

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.)