Andrea Horváthová and Jakub Šimko for How did Oliver get trapped in a disinformation bubble?

Social media algorithms are complex mechanisms that collect and process data about users to show them content that aligns with their preferences. However, this can lead to users being trapped in filter bubbles, exposed only to a limited type of content. The project Oliver v Bubline aims to communicate the importance of research on the technological causes of disinformation to a broader audience.

Read the interview for, where the project creators Andrea Horváthová and Jakub Šimko discuss the following topics: 

  • How does the mechanism of social media algorithms work?
  • What does the future development of social networks and overall internet security look like?
  • Are there any laws that set boundaries and hold technological corporations accountable for user safety and security?
  • What is the current state of our society in terms of defense against disinformation?

The full article can be found here.