Event Title

The Remarkable Effect That Algorithms Have on the Way We Think

Date

4-9-2022

Location

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

Description

Social media has led to the mass spread of involuntary institutionalization. A tool meant to shatter our preexisting worldviews often tends to do the exact opposite--reinforcing the beliefs that we already hold. This can be attributed to the algorithms that control the social media experience from behind the scenes. Never has this topic been more prominent than during the pandemic, when society went virtual. Now, as the world begins to reopen, and as we all begin to reconnect, it is important to take a step back. We must examine how we have changed, and what has influenced that change. It is more than likely that social media played a part. As active citizens, it is essential that we acknowledge and understand the invisible hand of algorithms in order to better our future media landscape. Media literacy, media regulation, and the reduction of misinformation are crucial to the progress of socialization and society online.

Presentation Type

Poster

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The Remarkable Effect That Algorithms Have on the Way We Think

Schewel 2nd Floor Lobby

Social media has led to the mass spread of involuntary institutionalization. A tool meant to shatter our preexisting worldviews often tends to do the exact opposite--reinforcing the beliefs that we already hold. This can be attributed to the algorithms that control the social media experience from behind the scenes. Never has this topic been more prominent than during the pandemic, when society went virtual. Now, as the world begins to reopen, and as we all begin to reconnect, it is important to take a step back. We must examine how we have changed, and what has influenced that change. It is more than likely that social media played a part. As active citizens, it is essential that we acknowledge and understand the invisible hand of algorithms in order to better our future media landscape. Media literacy, media regulation, and the reduction of misinformation are crucial to the progress of socialization and society online.