Playing with data and its consequences

Stefania Milan and I have just published a new article at First Monday about the consequences of "playing with data" for activists. Check it out. Abstract: The fundamental paradigm shift brought about by datafication alters how people participate as citizens on a daily basis. “Big data” has come to constitute a new terrain of engagement,…

Good Data are Better Data

By Miren Gutierrez This report was originally published by the Institute of Network Cultures Are big data better data, as Cukier argues? In light of the horror data and AI stories we witnessed in 2018, this declaration needs revisiting. The latest AI Now Institute report describes how, in 2018, ethnic cleansing in Myanmar was incited on Facebook, Cambridge…

Manual de fake news (Parte 2): los algoritmos también tienen sesgo

Segunda parte (aquí la primera) de un análisis sobre la propagación de informaciones falsas potenciada por los algoritmos. Se ha publicado antes en eldiario.es. Son numerosos los estudios que demuestran que la probabilidad de que compartamos una información crece cuando estamos de acuerdo con ella. "Aunque Internet ha brindado más oportunidades para acceder a información,…