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Recommendations and Democracy: A Way Forward

Wed., Apr. 13, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:15pm


The recommendation systems for platforms like Facebook and YouTube determine what kinds of behavior get attention—attention which can be converted to money and power.  The way such systems are currently designed rewards the people who seek to divide us—which impacts the kinds of politicians and content creators who are most likely to succeed.

This presentation and discussion, hosted by TAPP fellow Aviv Ovadya, will explore an alternative: bridging-based ranking—recommendation systems that bridge divides and platform democracy—a governance approach which may help overcome blockers to platform evolution.