Demos has joined four other civil society groups in calling for greater transparency and oversight of algorithms being used by social media platforms.
“Algorithms play a central role in social media platforms – and may contribute to systemic, structural challenges to democracy and human rights. As identified in the White Paper, through their decisions around the design of algorithms, the platforms have a significant impact on citizens’ rights to information and free expression, our rights not to be discriminated against or abused, and core democratic values. As such, there is a need to establish new systems for transparency and oversight or auditing of algorithm design and algorithmic decision-making.”
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