"We are being individualized: The Algorithm Citizen between Filter Bubble, Fake News and Shaping Democracy" was the topic of a joint event held by the Rhineland-Palatinate State Agency for Media and Communication (LMK) and the Rhineland-Palatinate Consumer Center on April 26 as part of the "Digital Lunch" event series at the Rhineland-Palatinate State Representation in Berlin. Renowned experts in the field of digitalization highlighted both the opportunities and the risks of algorithmic decision-making. In presentations and a lively panel discussion, the experts from academia and Internet companies assessed the impact of algorithms on the media and the everyday consumption of consumers. In a joint position paper, the two organizers published their views on the topic.
Also recently published is the citizen- and consumer-oriented brochure"Dein Algorithmus - meine Meinung: Algorithmen und ihre Bedeutung für Meinungsbildung und Demokratie" (Your Algorithm - My Opinion: Algorithms and their Significance forOpinion Formation and Democracy ) by Professor Dr. Katharina Zweig, published by the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting (BLM) and presented by the LMK.
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