Hide and Seek on Your Field - How algorithms influence your information

1 minute read | First published: June 16, 2023
  • Data Detox Kit
  • Data Detox
  • Media and digital literacy
  • English
  • Arabic
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As much as social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok bring us together, they also drive us apart. In the same way YouTube can be considered a radicalization engine, Facebook also divides its users by recommending the posts that get the most emotional reactions ... even if that results in the spread of misinformation. These same designs and set ups can be found on other popular websites and apps.In this Data Detox, you’ll learn about algorithms and filter bubbles to gain more insights into how you (and those around you) may be swayed by the technology behind popular platforms. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your news feed, and gather suggestions to widen your pool of information in order to better understand other perspectives.

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