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Negligence, Not Politics, Drives Most Misinformation Sharing

Wired – “Researchers found that social media users are generally adept at identifying fake news. But that doesn’t always affect their decision to repost it. you don’t need a study to know that misinformation is rampant on social media; a quick search on “ vaccines” or “climate change” will confirm that. A more compelling question… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 21, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 21, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Malgorithm – How Instagram’s algorithm publishes misinformation and hate to millions during a pandemic

“Using real examples of posts recommended to users by Instagram, we expose how the platform’s algorithm is publishing dangerous misinformation about Covid and vaccines in the midst of a pandemic, as well as QAnon and antisemitic conspiracy theories. We set out clear steps by which Instagram’s owner, Facebook, can put people over profit, fix its… Continue Reading

Cleaning Corporate Governance

Frankenreiter, Jens and Hwang, Cathy and Nili, Yaron and Talley, Eric L., Cleaning Corporate Governance (February 11, 2021). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Forthcoming, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2021-05, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2021-16, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No.644, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research… Continue Reading

Machine Learning Shows Social Media Greatly Affects COVID-19 Beliefs

Health Analytics: “Using machine learning, researchers found that people’s biases about COVID-19 and its treatments are exacerbated when they read tweets from other users, a study published in JMIR showed. The analysis also revealed that scientific events, like scientific publications, and non-scientific events, like speeches from politicians, equally influence health belief trends on social media.… Continue Reading

The World’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company – “Business as usual is over. Companies around the globe, in every industry, have spent the past 12 months confronting challenges both practical and existential. Some have failed. Many have simply survived. A select few have flourished, remaking their businesses and illuminating the way forward for others. These are the businesses we’re celebrating… Continue Reading

Data Leverage: A Framework for Empowering the Public in its Relationship with Technology Companies

arXiv – 17 February 2021 – Association for Computing Machiner – Data Leverage: A Framework for Empowering the Public in its Relationship with Technology Companies – “Many powerful computing technologies rely on implicit and explicit data contributions from the public. This dependency suggests a potential source of leverage for the public in its relationship with… Continue Reading

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Final Report

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Final Report – “…The NSCAI Final Report presents an integrated national strategy to reorganize the government, reorient the nation, and rally our closest allies and partners to defend and compete in the coming era of AI-accelerated competition and conflict. It is a two-pronged approach. Part I, “Defending America in… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 27, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 27, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

What is an “algorithm”? It depends whom you ask

MIT Technology Review – “…In statistics and machine learning, we usually think of the algorithm as the set of instructions a computer executes to learn from data. In these fields, the resulting structured information is typically called a model. The information the computer learns from the data via the algorithm may look like “weights” by… Continue Reading