**mathwashing**1

'Mathwashing,' Facebook and the zeitgeist of data worship

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april 2017 by jm

Fred Benenson: Mathwashing can be thought of using math terms (algorithm, model, etc.) to paper over a more subjective reality. For example, a lot of people believed Facebook was using an unbiased algorithm to determine its trending topics, even if Facebook had previously admitted that humans were involved in the process.

april 2017 by jm

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