cantiere, Cyber*Resistance, 2nd December 2016
Cristina Carnevali448B 0062 ECF6 360D
Did you hear that Facebook is messing up with the timeline?
-- someone, in the U-Bahn
In order to see the effects of a personalisation algorithm:
after September, a small team is born around the project, and we took steps to reach a beta phase.
In spite of appearances, I feel a strong esteem for Facebook as a company
This project is intended to support society, policy makers, journalists and users to get a better understanding about power dynamics in the algorithms age
Facebook has 1 billion ~700 million (maybe) users worldwide, will remain for many years a reference point and their influence can only increase
Society was not so ready, probably?
Social policies have to be openly discussed
via Reuters (2016-06-25)
Personalisation algorithms are a tool of Social Politics!
“These algorithms, when they are not transparent, can lead to a distortion of our perception, they narrow our breadth of information.”
Our vision is to increase transparency behind personalization algorithms, so that people can have more effective control of their online Facebook experience and more awareness of the information to which they are exposed.
we can provide informations Facebook cannot!
Personalisation algorithms influence the collectively, and collectivity have to be analyzed
Have some fresh/new users behaving in the same way, might facebook treating them equally? which are the parameters that influence more?
💡 Can you emulate an high income Luxembourg user and compare with a low income granpa near the German border? (different browser)
ALPHA with the Tampermonkey alpha, we are analyzing all the posts, but not the content.
BETA released in 1 month, and dataset of the alpha will be deleted.