Contributed by Chicago Public Library Foundation
Topics: Communication & Social Media
Social media is convenient, but privacy compromises are many. The algorithms make useful recommendations to users but they have implicit biases that social media exploits.
Activities in This Course
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1 Paying With Your Data
Users pay for social media with their data. Social media platforms make money by collecting and selling information about users' profiles and behaviors.
2 Too Much Personalization
Social media personalizes users’ experience which can be dangerous because they see information and advertisement that they have engaged with in the past.
3 Filter Bubbles and Biases
Avoid being manipulated by understanding how social media works with users’ preferences and biases.