De online fabeltjesfuik bestaat (ook) niet

Update: I shared this post on LinkedIn where it received 25k+ views and a bunch of comments!

Leuk stuk van Lubach, maar als filterbubbelontkenner en iemand die een flink deel van z’n boterham verdient aan het bouwen aan soortgelijke “algoritmen” voel ik me wel geroepen wat nuance in te brengen 😉.

still van Zondag met Lubach over de Fabeltjes Fuik
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Algoritmewijsheid – Media Perspectives column

For the Media Perspectives (“platform for media & innovation”) newsletter I wrote a column on the future of media & AI: Algoritmewijsheid. Read it below (in Dutch):

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Een lijstje zoekresultaten is geen etalage

I wrote a response on recent coverage around the alleged ‘promotion’ of anti-vax books by bol.com, suggesting it is due to “influential, steering, algorithms.” In this piece I state it’s not an issue of algorithms, but of long-tail, obscure, content. My response was published in Het Parool, as an edited letter. Read the original, unedited piece (in Dutch) below.

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Algorithms aren’t neutral. And that’s a good thing.

Below is an article I wrote with Maarten de Rijke, which was published in nrc.next and NRC Handelsblad under a somewhat misleading title (which wasn’t ours). I cleaned up a Google Translate translation of this article. The translation is far from perfect, but I believe gets the main point across. You can read the original article in Blendle (for €0.29) or on NRC.nl (for free).

See the article in NRC
The article in NRC
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