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Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn's algorithm experiments on 20 million users

Experts debate ethics of LinkedIn’s algorithm experiments on 20 million users

This month, LinkedIn researchers revealed in Science that the company had spent five years quietly researching more than 20 million users. By adjusting the professional networking platform’s algorithm, the researchers were trying to determine through A/B testing whether users ended up with more job opportunities when they connected with known acquaintances or complete strangers. To …

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Apparently YouTube's algorithm doesn't care if you 'thumbs down' videos

Apparently YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t care if you ‘thumbs down’ videos

YouTube has already stopped videos from displaying the number of dislikes it is received, but apparently giving a thumbs up to a video doesn’t change the number of similar videos the platform recommends to you.Photo: A Chiwi (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are full of old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Maybe it was partly …

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