Learning to Fool Our Algorithmic Spies

January 09 0 Comments Category: Facebook, Feed

“[A]longside this exhilarating, debilitating, empowering and terrifying human spectacle, these sites have also fostered — inadvertently — a new but not entirely unfamiliar feeling, that of being watched from above. There is little about the ruthless, marketlike social-media experience that primes you to think about any sort of god. But there are, I’ve noticed, persistent and ever-more-obvious experiences that remind you of another kind of higher power: the automated systems on which these platforms run.”

Social media has put humanity in touch with a new sort of omniscience — the kind we can easily trick.

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