News Corp CEO Promotes Creation Of 'Algorithm Review Board'

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Published on May 18, 2018 - Duration: 00:48s

News Corp CEO Promotes Creation Of 'Algorithm Review Board'

According to a report by Politico, Robert Thomson, the CEO of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s company, News Corp., has begun advocating for the creation of an “algorithm review board,” which would regulate the secret formulas used by social media platforms to determine, among other things, what news is shown to which people.

While speaking in an investor call, Thomson said, "These algorithms are already potent, but they are destined to be much more formidable, and their abundant potential to skew news and skew our customers needs to be better understood and monitored."

The News Corp CEO went on to push the creation of an algorithm review board which would oversee powerful companies like Amazon and Facebook.

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