Democrat senator calls for new laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ over the ‘dangerous’ influence of Elon Musk

Democrat senator calls for new laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ over the ‘dangerous’ influence of Elon Musk

Democrat U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts called for new laws to “promote algorithmic justice” after Elon Musk bought Twitter and promised to support free speech on the social media platform.

“Elon Musk and a handful of billionaires now have dangerous influence over the most powerful online platforms. They can’t be trusted, and self-regulation has failed,” tweeted Markey.

“We must pass laws to protect privacy and promote algorithmic justice for internet users, especially for kids,” he added.

The phrase “algorithmic justice” refers to bias that enters into digital platforms because of implicit assumptions in the creators that discriminate against minorities and women. Some lawmakers have already called for laws that would hold tech companies responsible for disparities from algorithmic bias.

Critics of the senator mocked the use of the phrase.

“Laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ for the sake of the children. It’s like a parody but from an actual senator,” responded Justin Amash the former member of Congress.

“We must pass laws to protect privacy and promote algorithmic justice for internet users, especially for kids,” he added.

The phrase “algorithmic justice” refers to bias that enters into digital platforms because of implicit assumptions in the creators that discriminate against minorities and women. Some lawmakers have already called for laws that would hold tech companies responsible for disparities from algorithmic bias.

Critics of the senator mocked the use of the phrase.

“Laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ for the sake of the children. It’s like a parody but from an actual senator,” responded Justin Amash the former member of Congress.

 

“Washington currently has dangerous influence over the most powerful online platforms. And Washington most certainly can’t be trusted. So we should be very worried when they promise to pass laws, especially in the name of ‘algorithmic justice,'” replied Kimberley Strassel.

“Democrats take any topic, add a few buzzwords, and act like they’ve created a new civil rights movement,” said another critic.  Continue

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