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  • Wired
  • 2019
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The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

Spreading of harmful content through Youtube’s AI recommendation engine algorithm. AI helps create filter bubbles and echo chambers. Limited user agency to be exposed to certain content.

  • Wired
  • 2019
  • 4 min
  • Reuters
  • 2020
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From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board picks its first cases

Facebook has a new independent Oversight Board to help moderate content on the site, picking individual cases from the many presented to them where it is alright to remove content. The cases usually deal in hate speech, “inappropriate visuals,” or misinformation.

  • Reuters
  • 2020
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2020
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Online Dating Devices

Nightly is an app used prominently in dating and hookup culture in this imagined version of 2033. It includes features such as a rating and comment system, a consent requirement, and body cameras. This narrative details the experience of a woman named Nora as she uses the technology with a hookup

  • Kinolab
  • 2020
  • 14 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Interaction Records and Privacy from Parents

Brandy and Tim are two teens who attempt to live normal lives through interacting with their peers through social media platforms. For Brandy, this means using a secret Tumblr account to express herself, since her mother has passwords to all her other accounts and is able to constantly collect data from her daughter’s devices. Tim finds similar comfort in chatting with anonymous friends in an online game chat room. Tim and Brandy’s developing relationship is threatened once both of their parents overstep and violate their children’s privacy and trust.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Social Networks and Societal Norms

Allison’s unhealthy eating habits are reinforced with comments she receives online to the point where she refuses to eat with her family and follows online advice on how to resist hunger. The technology in this clip is the online forum which has the goal of perpetuating and starting unhealthy eating habits.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
  • 3 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Infidelity and Social Networks

Donald and Helen, a married couple, are both dissatisfied with their marriage, particularly in their sexual relationship, and so unwilling to communicate with each other that they both want to cheat on each other. The technology in this clip are the websites on which they both succumb to the temptation of an affair.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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