What questions should we be asking about algorithmic culture

  • we must know more about the assumptions upon which they are based, the information about us upon which they act, the priorities they serve, and the ways in which they shape, distort, or tip the process (Gillespie 2017, p64 )
  • treating the world in which the algorithmic system operates as otherwise simple, untouched, and vulnerable to manipulation. (Gillespie 2017, p64)
  • untouched, and vulnerable to manipulation (Gillespie 2017, p64)

Just some thoughts to remember


Gillespie, T., 2017. Algorithmically recognizable: Santorum’s Google problem, and Google’s Santorum problem. Information, Communication and Society, 20(1), pp.63–80.