Would An AI/Algorithm Be a Good Social Media Censorship Nanny?

Would An AI/Algorithm Be a Good Social Media Censorship Nanny?

I just read this Atlantic article about the security aspects of censorship in the 21st century. It made me wonder whether there are there any precedents in 21st century tech for using algorithms or AI to "censor" online discussion, in the sense that content deemed less valuable is pushed to the bottom of a page or the end of a list.

If there are (or even if there aren't), what do ya'll think about this as a concept? Is this a dangerous restriction of liberty, or is this a judicious use of technology as a tool to improve an aspect of human life – in this case, discourse?

Submitted June 05, 2017 at 07:49PM by NileRepublican
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Author: jasonhopefuturist

Jason Hope is a entrepreneur, futurist, philanthropist, and investor located in Scottsdale, Arizona with a passion for technology and giving back to his community. As an Arizona native, Jason grew up in Tempe and received a degree in finance from Arizona State University, and an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Along with his philanthropic and business initiatives, Jason has a dedicated interest in politics as related to business throughout the state of Arizona as well as nationally.