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November 17, 2016

Les réseaux sociaux nous ciblent de façon toujours plus pointue et ne nous font parvenir que les informations qui nous conforteront dans nos propres opinions. Des moyens pour lutter contre simplifications et désinformation existent.

Ma tribune dans Libération, 19 novembre 2016

http://www.liberation.fr/debats/2016/11/16/des-algorithmes-dangereux-pour-le-debat-democratique_1528858

 

My opinion is not yet fully set on the so-called "ethnic" or, as they say in the US, "racial" statistics. 

 

From an empiricist' perspective, the more data you have the better, whatever its quality. Indeed there are ways to "clean" data from mis-categorizing. 

 

Hence in order to understand how discriminated against some groups are, it is important to record as much information as possible. 

 

Yet, I fully understand the impact that having to categorize oneself can have. One of the big suprises, as a French person, I had in the US was how stereotyped people were. I heard continuously expressions like "this is so white", "this is so black" and so on. I think that having to define oneself as belonging to a given ethnic group may force people to identify with a group the...

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