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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 42

Rage Against
the Machine

A conversation about the influence of invisible algorithms. Words by Tom Faber. Photography by Aaron Tilley. Styling by Sandy Suffield.

Today our lives are dictated by algorithms. They are used to determine credit ratings and hospital diagnoses, dating app matches and college admissions. Many of us have gotten used to robots making decisions about our lives, yet some remain understandably concerned. We most often come up against the whims of algorithms on social media, where they govern what content we see on our feeds and who sees our own posts. Recently, some content creators became enraged at a change to Instagram’s


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