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The Challenges of Researching Algorithms

Gerlitz, Carolin and Tkacz, Nathaniel (2016) The Challenges of Researching Algorithms. Media Policy Blog (22 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the debate on algorithmic accountability, and platform responsibility more specifically, the contribution of the social researcher is immense. In this set of posts, researchers reflect upon broad themes of control and agency — not only that which is faced by the data subject, but also by the researcher who relies on proprietary platforms to understand how these systems operate and interact with users. This research bears relevance to policy debates, because it provides evidence of ways in which automated systems shape consumer and citizens and look beyond conventional recommendations of transparency or openness.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > LSE Media Policy Blog
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2019 23:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81273

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