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Introducing the Markaz Review / New Gatekeepers: Algorithms

Mickey’s guest for the first half of this week’s show is journalist Jordan Elgrably, editor of the new publication “the Markaz Review” www.themarkaz.org. They explore some of the subjects of this month’s issue “Why Truth?”
In the second half of the show, Andy Lee Roth explains how nonhuman censors — algorithms — are exerting tremendous, yet unseen, control over which stories users of online media are able to see.

Jordan Elgrably, editor of the Markaz Review, is a widely-published writer. He was also the cofounder of the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Andy Lee Roth is Associate Director of Project Censored, and coeditor of the Project’s annual volume of censored stories and other media analysis. His article on algorithms as media gatekeepers can be found at
themarkaz.org/magazine/the-new-gatekeepers-andy-lee-roth
Host: Mickey Huff
Producer: Anthony Fest

Music-break information:
1) “What is Truth?” by Johnny Cash
2) “Gimme Some Truth” by John Lennon
3) “Welcome to the Machine” by Pink Floyd

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