Slave to the Algorithm

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Bella Caledonia
Slave to the Algorithm

Brexit and Trump are children – simultaneously bastard and legitimate – of algorithmicism. It doesn’t take much of a cognitive leap to see how Facebook algorithms helped dumbly to herd and loop-amplify the populist bile that gave birth to those phenomena, argues D.J. MacLennan. When you make a purchase with your debit or credit card, who approves or rejects the transaction? Precisely nobody. It’s an ‘authorless event’, the decree of a few lines of code. Not processed in ‘the Cloud’,…

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Slave to the Algorithm