New project: Rethinking News Algorithms

Great news from NWO to start the holiday season: Our proposal to study news algorithms and news diversity (together with Antske Fokkens and Natali Helberger) was funded!

Rethinking news algorithms: nudging users towards diverse news exposure: We improve news algorithms to stimulate people to read more diverse news. Algorithms such as used by Facebook and Google can unwittingly trap people in a “filter bubble”. Nudging people to read about more topics and perspectives makes them more aware of issues facing the country.