Algorithms might be working against the people they’re designed to serve, according to one digital security coordinator at Tactical Tech


What does inappropriate content for kids on YouTube have in common with the investigation of Russian meddling in the U.S. election? Algorithms, and the role they play in our lives.

“In both cases, these are examples of algorithms that seem to be acting against the best wishes of the people they’re designed to serve,” said Tactical Tech Digital Security Coordinator Cade Diehm.

Marlene Melchior talks to Diehm about what tech companies could be doing to counteract issues with algorithms and what role governments can play to protect people on the Internet.

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