Skip to comments.Facebook’s algorithm only as unbiased as its creators
Posted on 05/17/2016 5:39:26 AM PDT by dila813
It turns out the algorithms that govern the internet can be as biased as the people who create and update them.
That may be the most surprising takeaway from the political bias scandal that has enveloped Facebook after former employees told the tech blog Gizmodo that they would sometimes suppress conservative-friendly items and promote liberal reports on the newsfeeds trending topics box.
Even if no humans were involved, however, the algorithm would not have been completely neutral because it was written by humans, digital media analysts say.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Blame it on the computers. But computer’s only run programs.
Massaging an algorithm is not hard. There are many ways to surreptitiously tweak it to get a desired result.
If the requirements are biased, then the algorithm is biased, and the people behind it are committing fraud if they ever claim not to be biasing the outcome.
I fully believe that the algorithm wasn’t tweaked. The requirements themselves called for the bias.
Zucker and many of his fellow fascist Sillycon Valley CEO hate Trump because Trump will stop their import of non Americans to do slave labor.
Articles are coming out about how these evil bastards are importing their slaves. Even Tesla has been named as a possible importer of basically slaves
Duh. People write programs. Programs carry out what the human told them to do. Programs have no mind of their own. They are a pale reflection of the mind of the programmer.
BiTMICRO the latest Silicon Valley firm caught victimizing foreign workers
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/16/2016 | Ruth Silver Taube
Posted on 5/17/2016, 5:48:26 AM by artichokegrower
For the third time in as many years, a Silicon Valley tech company has brought workers to the United States and paid them in foreign currency in violation of state and federal law. On April 29, a federal judge ordered Fremont electronics manufacturer BiTMICRO Networks to pay 18 Filipino workers a total of $161, 268 in wages and penalties.
Tesla accused of using cheap foreign labor to build its US factories.
Workers were reportedly paid as little as $5 an hour.
A report by The Mercury News has exposed Tesla’s use of imported foreign labor to help build its Silicon Valley factories. The article describes how a German company, contracted by the automaker to expand its facilities, exploited the visa system to bring in laborers from Eastern Europe. These workers were reportedly paid as little as $5 an hour while American counterparts earned an hourly rate of $52. Responding to the article on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, “Only heard about this today. Sounds like the wrong thing happened on many levels. Will investigate and make it right.”
The Mercury News reports focuses on the story of one Slovenian electrician, Gregor Lesnik, who was hired by contractor Eisenmann to outfit a Tesla paint shop in March 2015. Lesnik suffered numerous injuries including two broken legs after falling three stories at work. He was one of 140 foreign laborers hired indirectly by Tesla and was admitted into the US under nonimmigrant visas for tourism and business (called B1/B2s). His visa indicated he would be supervising other workers, but instead, he carried out hands-on labor explicitly not covered by the B1/B2.
Here is a crazy idea. Instead of whining about how unfair Facebook is, conservative entrepreneurs should create their own version of it.
Clearly there is a market need.
Zukerberg = arrogant peckerwood.
Look at the way he walks.
This is Facebook corporate PR -- "look, we can't do anything about bias, it'll be built-in whether we use some kind of unconsciously biased algorithm, or some little lib-larvae ****-bag edits the results by hand". Google has been doing the same BS skew on news search results for years. And we all remember the recent "accident" regarding the blocking of FR.
Garbage in - garbage out...
The investigators MUST find out what was the conversation at that dinner. And with good reason: what if President Obama and his closest adviser Valerie Jarrett (who was also at that dinner) effectively created a gentleman's agreement with the companies I mentioned to tweak the data algorithms for search and discovery to favor the Left in terms of search results and topics? If true, then those companies are complicit in essentially US Government-approved censorship of the Political Right through some of the most visited sites on the Internet, including the two most prominent social media platforms.
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