Questioning sources of data and understanding where information comes from is an important part of truth-seeking. While data generated by computer algorithms may seem objective because it comes from a machine, it is humans who built the machines and designed the algorithms. As sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains in this New York Times article, not only can algorithms be biased, but they reflect the needs and priorities of the companies developing them, rather than those of their users.
The real bias built in at Facebook
By: New York Times, Zeynep Tufekci
K-12 educators | Lifelong learners
Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.
How to cultivate curiosity in your classroom
By: Amy L. Eva, Greater Good Science Center
Getting to know your students in a million words or less
By: University of Florida
To navigate the dangers of the web, you need critical thinking—but you also need critical ignoring
By: Sam Wineburg, The Conversation