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 This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Computed Emotion On the rise of chatbot therapy. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Brewster Kahle The tech idealist archiving the internet. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Captcha This Prove you're not a robot. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Digital Hoarding The ascendancy of virtual memory.