The YouTube algorithm and how it affects us

Panos Louridas, Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, explains how algorithms work on platforms like YouTube and how they may affect the identity and beliefs of their users.

The interview took place in December 2019 as part of an open discussion titled “YouTube: A Special, Parallel World“, held within the context of Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s DIALOGUES.

DIALOGUES, a Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) initiative, is scheduled every last Wednesday of the month. The audience and speakers have substantial discussions, develop new ways of thinking and acting, and encourage the exchange of ideas by helping to promote creative, public discourse across geographical boundaries.

The SNF DIALOGUES initiative is part of iMEdD’s pillar “Inside the Box“, aiming at fostering discussions and further enriching them through the journalistic identity of the Organization.

DIALOGUES is curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.