Wired: The Creepy TikTok Algorithm Doesn’t Know You

Wired: The Creepy TikTok Algorithm Doesn’t Know You. “Like any algorithm, TikTok’s divinatory properties are just the end result of a series of repeated steps. When someone creates a new account, the algorithm targets them with a variety of popular videos designed to test their response to broad categories of content, from viral dances to home repairs, according to a recent Wall Street Journal investigation. When the newspaper set 100-plus bots loose on TikTok, the platform’s ‘rabbit holing’ keyed in on every bot’s preprogrammed interests in less than two hours.”

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