Tristan Harris witness statement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology

At June 25th Tristan Harris appeared as a witness at the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, on a hearing titled, “Optimizing for Engagement: Understanding the Use of Persuasive Technology on Internet Platforms,”

Hearing webpage and video

The hearing examines how algorithmic decision-making and machine learning on internet platforms might be influencing the public. Witnesses provide insight on ways technology companies use algorithms and machine learning to influence outcomes, and whether algorithm transparency or algorithm explanation are appropriate policy responses.

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