Published on November 19th, 20120
“You can’t say that on the Internet.”
Evgeny Morozov on the problems with algorithmic gatekeeping:
A BASTION of openness and counterculture, Silicon Valley imagines itself as the un-Chick-fil-A. But its hyper-tolerant facade often masks deeply conservative, outdated norms that digital culture discreetly imposes on billions of technology users worldwide.
What is the vehicle for this new prudishness? Dour, one-dimensional algorithms, the mathematical constructs that automatically determine the limits of what is culturally acceptable.
Source: The New York Times. Read the full article. (link)