Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news.
In this episode, we talk about automated decision-making at GitHub (that took Kin's sites offline briefly yesterday) and Facebook's automated decision making regarding its advertising (that has apparently taken American democracy offline).
Here are the stories we referenced:
- "Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach 'Jew Haters'" via ProPublica
- "Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads" via The New York Times
- "Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress" via The New York Times
Feedback is welcome. (You should email Kin with it though, not Audrey.)