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How Does Facebook Know Who My Friends Are? The Media Show

Erna: Hee. Erna Selfie! WEENA Argh! What are you doing? ERNA I am tagging you, and I’m adding our location, and posting it to Facebook! Yay! (Facebook conact-add noise) WEENA: Erna, that just gives Facebook more information about you! They use that information to target you to marketers! ERNA (sarcastic) Well, geez, Weena, it also […]

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Facebook vs democracy? – Full interview with Cass Sunstein | VIEWPOINT

Cass: You could imagine a company thinking, “Maximizing shareholder value is basically what we want to do, and the best way to do that is to create an information cocoon.” Michael: I’m Michael Barone, resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute, and I’m here today with Prof. Cass Sunstein, University professor at Harvard Law School, formerly […]

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Joan Donovan on The Open Mind: Social Media Platforms and Their Irresponsibility

HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. We’ve intently covered technologies that degrade democracy and civil society here on the program, and today we resume that examination. Joan Donovan is the project lead for media manipulation at Data and Society. She’s conducted action research to map and improve the communication infrastructure built […]

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