The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

Is Facebook Neutral?

Is Facebook's "Trending Topics" a neutral news source? I explored this question last week with a few of Christianity Today's editors on their "Quick To Listen" podcast. We had a great discussion around what algorithms are and how they affect your life.

"What is an algorithm," you ask? Listen to the podcast.

We also explored whether neutrality can and should be Facebook's goal, and asked what exactly "Trending" suggests to us as Facebook users. Finally, we talked about how the Christian faith might shape and guide what and how we read the news.

The whole podcast is just under a half hour, so you can listen to it on your commute home tonight. Check it out here!


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