We presented our research on the impact of algorithmic design on diversity of the output at the 3rd International Conference on Computational Social Science in Cologne. Algorithms preform a lot better than we expected, at least when they select articles from a broadsheet newspaper.
Judith, Damian, Bram, and Natali presented the methodology of measuring diversity in recomendation sets:
Monday May 15 at 19.30 Judith will be part of the panel discussing the media and filter bubble with editor in chief of the AD Hans Nijenhuis and data scientist at Blendle Arno Veenstra.
A summary of the night can be found here.
Judith was invited to participate in the closing debate of the annual meeting of the Swiss Association of Communication Science (SGKM) on «The power of algorithms: societal, economic and political implications» with Michael Latzer (IPMZ Universität Zürich), René Pfitzer (Lead Data Scientist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Jens Kaessner (Telecomjurist BAKOM), Urs Karrer (Digital Consulting Practice Lead IBM Schweiz);
Convener: Konstantin Dörr (Research and Teaching Associate Universität Zürich)
The panel was co-organised by the group Medienpolitik, Medienstrukturen und Mediengeschichte.
On Thursday Judith presented our work at the first edition of unfair current practice in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The focus of the event was the relationship between image, creator and user. What are the aesthetic conditions for producing ‘truth’? How do artists use the method of pop propaganda in mass media in their own work? How do they respond to the climate of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’? And is there space for research into truth-finding in the art? The evening aimed to interface between media, visual arts and the public and uses art to make sense of current visual questions.
Kristina Irion and Judith Moeller were invite to talk about the legal and societal implications of Facebook as a news source by the youth division of the Dutch association of Information lawyers.
Sociale media zou politieke polarisatie verergeren door mensen alleen hun eigen mening te laten horen, maar volgens Judith Möller valt dit allemaal wel mee.
Source: Moeten we losbreken uit onze filterbubbel?
Judith was invited as expert to the tegenlicht meetup about challengers of democracy in pakhuis de zwijger. It was an inspiring night of grand democratic dreams and small steps towards a society of enlightened citizens.
Facebook proved to be a powerful way for Trump’s team to hone the campaign’s message with the kind of enormous sample sizes you can’t get with traditional polling. “They have an advantage of a platform that has users that are conditioned to click and engage and give you feedback,” says Gary Coby, director of advertising at the Republican National Committee, who worked on Trump’s campaign. “Their platform’s built to inform you about what people like and dislike.”Coby’s team took full advantage of the abi
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