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Life in the Age of Algorithms - New Republic

As society becomes more wedded to technology, it's important to consider the formulas that govern our data. By Navneet Alang. May 13, 2016. Every age has its organizing principles. The nineteenth century had the novel, and the twentieth had TV; in our ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg's Net Worth and Journey to the Billionaires' Club - Go Banking Rates

On May 14, people around the world will take to Facebook to wish the maternal figures in their lives a Happy Mother's Day. Many will also wish a "Happy Birthday" to the man who made Facebook a reality: Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who became a ...and more »

Facebook's news saga reminds us humans are biased by design - The Guardian

Documents obtained by the Guardian show that Facebook expressed a preference for stories already covered by 10 mainstream news sites, including Fox News, the Guardian and the BBC. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP. On Thursday, Facebook finally admitted what ...and more »

Facebook is going to get more politically biased, not less - Vox

Gizmodo's report that Facebook's "trending" box was curated by a liberal-leaning staff that suppressed stories from conservative outlets hit like a bomb. The revelation has been greeted with outrage, and rightly so: "Trending" shouldn't be an ...and more »

Is Facebook's Trending Topics Biased Against Africa And The Middle East? - Forbes

Kalev Leetaru , Contributor I write about the broad intersection of data and society. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Ime Archibong, director of strategic partnerships for Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers ...and more »

Mark Zuckerberg Is the World's Youngest Elder Statesman - TIME

It's 2005, and Mark Zuckerberg is mulling the interview question at his startup's office as he sits beneath a Pulp Fiction poster, the same one plastered in dorm rooms across America for the last two decades. He clutches a beer in a red Solo cup and ...and more »

Is Facebook Controlling the News You See? - Huffington Post

But explosive allegations of bias in how Facebook manages their trending topics have opened the floodgates about Facebook's power over what people see and how they consume news. Let's take a look at everything behind it: The stats. Facebook is more ...and more »

Facebook Doesn't Have to Be Fair - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. For almost three years, Facebook has pulled off an impressive balancing act. It has become one of the most powerful companies in media—the whims of its News Feed ...and more »

Breda O'Brien: Facebook may be liberal, but its gospel is consumerism - Irish Times

What price do we pay for social media? This week, Gizmodo, a popular design and information technology blog, claimed that former Facebook contractors told them Facebook routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservatives and “injected” news ...and more »

Facebook confirms editors, not algorithms control Trending Topics -

Facebook's trending stories, which were introduced to the website in 2014, have come under fire this week after a Gizmodo report claimed former 'news curators' at the company had manipulated results. After The Guardian published leaked internal ...and more »