Algorithms integrated into social networks and search engines glean highly specific information about a user's preferences. And suddenly, incompatible views disappear from that user’s timeline. That’s a filter bubble.
As Google looks at developing a search engine censored by Beijing, China's online authoritarianism combined with its development as a global hub for artificial intelligence innovation presents an ethical dilemma.
Papua New Guinea's communications minister has said the government will ban Facebook for a month to weigh its impact on the population. The government is also evaluating the creation of a new state-run social network.
The European Parliament has embarrassed itself by letting Mark Zuckerberg off the hook so easily. The Facebook CEO apologized again, but only clear regulations can contain the internet giant, says DW’s Barbara Wesel.
It's been a ropey period for Facebook, and with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg now up before Congress in the US, things may get even ropier. Can the social media stave off a decline that many have predicted?
© 2019 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version