Author Archives: Matthias Spielkamp

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Why Zuckerberg’s “Independent Governance and Oversight” board is not gonna fly (but some of his other ideas are at least worth discussing)

Mark Zuckerberg is all for regulation of social media all of sudden. What’s wrong with that picture?…

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The ethical abyss of big data research

When learning was still a predominantly human undertaking. “If a dataset can be downloaded from the web, regardless of whether it originated from a breach or other illegal activity, it is considered t…

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Algorithms make no value judgements – except the ones designed by humans

"Judgments, when being made by humans, can never be considered value-neutral." Says Danny Yadron, technology reporter for Guardian US in his article Facebook controversy shows journalists are more com…