When algorithms do bad things

Algorithms on the internet

Algorithms are simply instructions for solving a problem or completing a task. For example, recipes are algorithms, as are math equations. The internet runs on algorithms and all online searching is accomplished with them. According to the Pew Research Center, this can be problematic as we currently see with fake news being spread across the internet. Find out more about algorithms by reading “Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age.” It’s a lengthy read, but may be worth your time.