Instagram: Exploring Tradeoffs in Ranking Algorithms

Social media platforms use ranking algorithms to distribute online content and help people discover information. In light of the growing public debate on the role of algorithmic amplification in society, this workshop is designed to break down the ‘black box’ around how ranking works on Instagram and facilitate a dialogue within the trust and safety community about its current approach to ranking and ways to improve transparency and user agency. The workshop will feature a brainstorming session about pros and cons of different ranking methods, facilitate a candid exchange about the challenges and tradeoffs platforms face, and provide an avenue to inform industry approaches.

Sarah Shirazyan (Instagram)
Liz Arcamona (Instagram)
Yvonne Lee (Instagram)

DATE: September 28, 2023
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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