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Re: Misinfo & Social Media Bubbles

From: David Karger <karger@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:42:59 -0400
To: public-credibility@w3.org
Message-ID: <7795310f-7a7f-66fb-c36c-d76fee3f9411@mit.edu>
at present this is the standard term: https://www.darkpatterns.org/

there is no recognized alternative.  I can imagine someday this going 
the way of blacklist and master/slave, but it hasn't yet been brought 
into contention.

On 9/28/2021 7:38 PM, Adeel wrote:
> Hello,
> "dark patterns" is an inappropriate term, please use something else 
> other than associating colors.
> Thanks,
> Adeel
> On Wed, 29 Sept 2021 at 00:31, Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov 
> <mailto:amgreiner@lbl.gov>> wrote:
>     Frictionless sharing is, in a way, a dark pattern for the UI
>     design of the social web. One thing I’ve been thinking about is
>     making a checklist of UI dark patterns that social media companies
>     could attest to avoiding. If we made it testable, one could
>     trigger a conformance test at the point where conformance is
>     asserted.
>     -Annette
>>     On Sep 28, 2021, at 2:24 PM, Farnaz Jahanbakhsh <farnazj@mit.edu
>>     <mailto:farnazj@mit.edu>> wrote:
>>     As a form of friction, platforms could also explicitly nudge
>>     people to pause and think about accuracy before they are about to
>>     share content. We did a study where we showed some news stories
>>     to people one at a time and asked them whether they would share
>>     each. We required some people to simply indicate whether the
>>     content is accurate or inaccurate before asking them whether they
>>     would share it. These people ended up sharing less false content
>>     than before (there was also a reduction in sharing of true
>>     content although to a lesser degree). For some people, we added
>>     to the friction by not only asking them about accuracy but also
>>     requiring them to explain why they believed the content is or is
>>     not accurate. For these people, sharing of false content was even
>>     further reduced: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3449092
>>     <https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3449092>
>>     Farnaz Jahanbakhsh
>>>     On Sep 27, 2021, at 5:17 PM, Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov
>>>     <mailto:amgreiner@lbl.gov>> wrote:
>>>     The idea of adding friction is a good one. It came up in the UX
>>>     of credibility subgroup of CredCo, where it was observed that
>>>     designing the interface to make it extremely easy to share
>>>     content makes users more likely to share misinformation. There
>>>     have been several publications in the UX literature about that
>>>     (e.g., https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2851581.2892410
>>>     <https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2851581.2892410>).
>>>     -Annette
>>>>     On Sep 27, 2021, at 10:27 AM, Owen Ambur
>>>>     <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net <mailto:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>> wrote:
>>>>     This article
>>>>     <https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Media/facebook-algorithm> by
>>>>     Filippo Menczer of The Fulcrum was reprinted in our local
>>>>     newspaper, under the title "How we fall for misinformation
>>>>     through social media bubbles."  It references "complex
>>>>     contagion," which figures prominently in Damon Centola's book
>>>>     entitled /Change: How to Make Big Things Happen/.
>>>>     Menczer suggests one approach to address the problem is to "add
>>>>     friction ... to slow down the process of spreading information."
>>>>     That calls to mind not only Daniel Kahneman's distinction
>>>>     between fast and slow thinking
>>>>     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow> but
>>>>     also Donald Norman's assertion <http://ambur.net/smart.pdf>
>>>>     that the greatest peril is that of “experiencing when one
>>>>     should be reflecting ... where entertainment takes precedence
>>>>     over thought.”
>>>>     Among the strategies posed by Centola are:
>>>>       * Don't rely on contagiousness
>>>>       * Use the network periphery
>>>>       * Design team networks to improve discovery and reduce bias
>>>>     It will be interesting to see what this group may decide to try
>>>>     to do together along those lines.
>>>>     In the meantime, The Fulcrum's about statement is now available
>>>>     in StratML format at
>>>>     https://stratml.us/drybridge/index.htm#FLCRM
>>>>     <https://stratml.us/drybridge/index.htm#FLCRM> Their tag line
>>>>     is "Leveraging Our Differences".
>>>>     My 2.0 rewrite of the Serenity  Prayer is available on LinkedIn
>>>>     <https://www.linkedin.com/posts/owenambur_when-i-first-posted-my-20-rendition-of-the-activity-6846603303095156736-ftIg>.
>>>>     Owen
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