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American writer, academic, and self-styled "techno-sociologist”, Zeynep Tufekci, writes primarily about the effect of technology on politics and society.
Lies! Conspiracy! Machine Learning! Profit.
Without the traditional gatekeepers of information, helping distinguish truth from rumor, we are left exposed to a global, internet based, automated, money-driven and sometimes politically motivated misinformation in our news landscape that lives and dies on click-driven, outrageous, conspiracy theory and inflammatory language. We don’t just need more fact-checkers. We need to fix the underlying dynamics.
American writer, academic, and self-styled "techno-sociologist”, Zeynep Tufekci, writes primarily about the effect of technology on politics and society. She is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in Massachusetts. She is also a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times and her first book, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests was published by Yale University Press.