Algorithm manipulation

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Concept.png Algorithm manipulation 
(social control,  internet censorship,  controlling the narrative,  artificial intelligence)Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Where algorithms on Social media are used in order to promote the Official narrative.

Algorithm manipulation is the act of manipulating digital information through the use of computer algorithms. Artificial intelligence is used by Big Tech.

Coverage

Tim Pool has said algorithms are used to increase engagement on Big Tech.[1]

Google

In 2016, The Guardian said that Google promotes right wing misinformation, particularly on climate change.[2]

Twitter

Twitter uses the verification process to promote content suitable with the Official narrative.

The "Trending on Twitter" section is manipulated with.[3]

As the photo-cropping algorithm is allegedly "racist", people are encouraged to to report problems so the AI can be "improved". This is code for censorship.[4]

Twitch

The Twitch algorithm benefits creators the company has partnerships with.

YouTube

The YouTube algorithm demotes "unsuitable content", and promotes accounts affiliated with mainstream media. Corporate media is synthetically promoted in the algorithm. The community guidelines are also selectively applied. People have been banned from YouTube for relatively minor things. Politically motivated bans, false flagging videos, copyright striking are some of the reasons why people distrust the algorithm. However, CNN showed Reza Aslan eating human brains, and this was promoted in the algorithm, and considered appropriate for advertisers etc.[5]The algorithm is manipulative by nature. Buzzwords are used to flag up conspiracy theory warnings. Certain videos are buried in the algorithm. As in, searching for specific terms in the search bar and getting videos from accounts associated with corporate media.


 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Yuval Harari“As human soldiers and workers give way to algorithms, at least some elites may conclude that there is no point in providing improved or even standard levels of health for masses of useless poor people, and it is far more sensible to focus on upgrading a handful of superhumans beyond the norm.”Yuval Harari2015
Yuval Harari“In the twenty-first century we will create more powerful fictions and more totalitarian religions than in any previous era. With the help of biotechnology and computer algorithms these religions will not only control our minute-by-minute existence, but will be able to shape our bodies, brains and minds, and to create entire virtual worlds complete with hells and heavens.”Yuval Harari2015

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?Article18 October 2021Marianna SpringThe Disinformation Specialist at the BBC gets criticism online for her "fact checking". Internet censorship is the answer.
Document:Someone said they wanted to see me trapped in a burning car and watch flames melt my fleshArticle22 October 2021Nadine DorriesAfter the murder of MP David Amess, a crackdown on "internet trolls" is being demanded by most politicians. The UK's new Culture Minister Nadine Dorries is pursuing new overreaching legislation regulating Big Tech. The "Online Safety Bill" will abolish online anonymity and empower internet censorship. There are fears that it will be the end for freedom of expression in the UK.


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