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Auditing Google's Search Headlines as a Potential Gateway to Misleading Content: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Election
An audit of Google search results shows that videos promoted more election-related misinformation than news stories or ads. Users’ choice of search terms affected the quality of information displayed.
Policymakers and the public struggle to navigate misinformation about topics like climate change, COVID, and politics. Disinformation campaigns and ideological convictions are harder to fight than ordinary mistaken beliefs.
Federal and state agencies increasingly use automation and software to carry out their responsibilities, resulting in a loss of due process and accountability. However, some agencies use technology effectively.
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are being deployed by commercial firms, and by the policy and the military. AI raises difficult policy issues, including questions of fairness, safety, and employment loss.
The city of Seattle began to offer open access to data touching on many aspects of residents’ daily lives. Seattle sought to balance privacy with transparency. Anonymizing data might not adequately protect privacy.
Like the Internet, robots will transform society. This book shows how robots challenge ideas of legal responsibility, law enforcement, sexual intimacy, and warfare. Simple robots present few new problems, but autonomous robots that act without human control are problematic.
Proposes two categories of privacy harm: unwanted observation, and the use of a person’s information against them.