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"The act of choosing a piece of culture to consume is a really powerful one," says writer Kyle Chayka. He's the author of Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture. Getty Images hide caption

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How social media algorithms 'flatten' our culture by making decisions for us

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FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Graeme Jennings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Indicator: Destroying Personal Digital Data

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Digital lenders are pulling in all kinds of data, like purchases, SAT scores and public records. TCmake_photo/iStockphoto hide caption

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Will Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Loans Trade One Kind Of Bias For Another?

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Dylann Roof FBI Interview Excerpt

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Quid found 228,912 English-language stories in the news and on the blogs about Clinton's health between Sept. 12 and Oct. 12. Quid hide caption

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Pundits Vs. Machine: Who Did Better At Predicting Campaign Controversies?

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According to big data, this bacon and avocado sandwich should be a party for your tastebuds. iStockphoto hide caption

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Routine autopsies have become less common in the U.S. But in the past century, post-mortems helped doctors discover many new diseases. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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All out of nutmeg? The same algorithms that predicts your friends on Facebook can also figure out ingredient substitutions for your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Courtesy of Lada Adamic. hide caption

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