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Algorithmic Literacy: Sources

Explore the impact of unseen algorithms on the online content we see and the ramifications on privacy, discrimination, and political polarization.

Sources and Further Reading

Greenwood, A. Challenge the Echo Chamber. TEDx Talks, April 8, 2019.

Head, A., Fister, B., and MacMillan, M. Information Literacy in the Age of Algorithms: Student Experiences with News and Information and the Need for Change. Project Information Literacy, Jan. 15, 2020.

Koenig, A. "The Medium Is the Machine: Algorithmic Literacy as a Necessity in the 21st Century." Kentucky Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table Retreat, July 16, 2020.

O’Neil, C. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. New York: Broadway Books, 2016.

Pariser, E. Beware Online Filter Bubbles. TED Talks, May 2, 2011.

Pariser, E. The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think. New York: Penguin, 2012.

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