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Aurélie Jean: "Is Elon Musk really going to make Twitter transparent?"


FIGAROVOX/CHRONICLE - The billionaire has announced that Twitter will make public the algorithms used to recommend tweets to each user. But that will not be enough to enlighten us on the arbitrary decisions taken by the firm, believes our columnist.

Aurélie Jean is a doctor of science and an entrepreneur.

She has notably published

On the other side of the Machine.

Voyage of a Scientist to the Land of Algorithms

(2019) and

Do Algorithms Make the Law?

(2022), published by L'Observatoire.

Elon Musk, the boss of Twitter, has just announced that he will publish part of the source code for the platform at the blue bird at the end of the month.

In particular, he will publicly share the code in which the engineers programmed, sometimes more than ten years ago, the algorithms for recommending content such as posts or accounts of other users.

These same recommendations that guide our behavior on the social network but also tend to weaken the debate by highlighting more controversial, transgressive or conspiratorial content.

The move follows the result of a poll Musk conducted a year earlier, in which more than eight in ten voters said they wanted the code open-source.

Musk admits...

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Source: lefigaro

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