Day archives: April 19th, 2024

TikTok fears point to larger problem: Poor media literacy in the social media age

In the past few years, Professor Nir Eisikovits and his colleagues at UMass Boston’s Applied Ethics Center have been studying the impact of AI systems on how people understand themselves. Here’s why I think the recent move against TikTok misses the larger point: Americans’ sources of information have declined in quality and the problem goes beyond any one social media platform.

Subjects: AI, Data Mining, Internet Trends, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware