Algorithms: friend or foe? [teyitpedia, #3]

Algorithms are in a fierce competition to attract and keep our attention for as long as possible on social platforms.

They know a lot about us. No matter where we are, from when we wake up until we go to bed, they are with us!

But what about us? How much do we know about them?

In the 3d episode of the #teyitpedia mini-doc series, we investigate the workings of algorithms built on speed and virality, why they often put sensational and non-factual information in front of us, and reveal how extreme attention merchants can go when there are no limitations.

• Produced by: Şükrü Oktay Kılıç
• Video Editor: Cenk Arman
• Visuals Editor: Denizhan Kaymak
• Editors: Mehmet Atakan Foça, Gülin Çavuş, Erhan Kuğu, Mertcan Yılmaz
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Community Editor: Burak Avşar

Special thanks to:

Doç. Dr. Çiğdem Bozdağ, Barış Özcan, Ed Finn, Tim Wu, Virtual Futures, Nekropsi ve Cem Türkel

Other teyitpedia episodes:

#1 Why we believe ‘fake news’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGynPRh3-xk

#2 AI and deepfakes: the future of fake news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pVVe-cFpOY