Part 2 of 2 – Algorithms are everywhere – feeding us daily news, friend suggestions, and targeted ads. Yet, the majority of us have neither the training nor the access to truly understand how these systems impact us and what protocols govern them. In part two of this series, hosts Elisa and Yvette sit down with Alex Stamos to talk all things algorithmic. How do we regulate amplification? Will Section 230 reform affect these platforms? And how can we better educate the masses on these issues?
Alex Stamos is the Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory.
This episode references:
- Section 230, Communication Decency Act
- The Election Integrity Partnership.
- Persily, Nathaniel, and Joshua A. Tucker. Social Media and Democracy: the State of the Field, Prospects for Reform. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- Benkler, Yochai, et al. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. Oxford University Press, 2018.