Proposed Filter Bubble Transparency Act targets algorithms

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U. S. House lawmakers introduced the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, a proposal that would require internet platforms to offer an algorithm-free version of their services, Axios reports. Companies with fewer than 500 employees, annual gross receipts lower than $50 million in the last three-year period, and those gathering data on less than 1 million users annually would be exempt. “Consumers should have the option to engage with internet platforms without being manipulated by secret algorithms driven by user-specific data,� U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., a sponsor, said.
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