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Mob-Sourcing — the Prejudice of Crowds

November 8th, 2010 11:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “ZDNet takes a look at how crowd-moderation can capture and reflect the prejudice of individuals. ‘As more web content is crowd sourced and crowd moderated, are we seeing only the wisdom of crowds? No, we’re also seeing their prejudice. The Internet reflects both the good and ugly in human nature. … Any system relying on people implicitly encodes prejudices as well. In a world where one politician with a call girl is forced to resign and another is handily reelected, there is no hope for moral or intellectual consistency in crowd-sourced or moderated content.’”

Source: Mob-Sourcing — the Prejudice of Crowds

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