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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(7); doi: FSST.2019.010709.

The influence of algorithms on citizens


Ma Yuhanyin

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Ma Yuhanyin

Monash University, Caulfield Melbourne Victoria Australia,  Melbourne, Australia 3145


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore a quintessential understanding of the influence produced by algorithms to citizens in their daily life. In the algorithm-based internet environment, our daily life of speech and behaviours have been more or less influenced by the statistical analysis generated by algorithms of the internet. With the impacts accompanied, this essay is aiming to investigate how algorithm affect citizen in the areas of the public sphere, reality formation and citizen construction.Methodology: This paper is based on the literature review, the empirical case analysis and adopts qualitative analysis method to make research. Then, gathering all the evidence and connected with the theoretical review to make a conclusion regarding the influence of algorithms to citizens.Finding: Analyses reveal that the influence of algorithms on citizens is manifested in many aspects. For the occurrence of this phenomenon, relevant departments need to implement effective management and governance for achieving citizens' network neo-liberalism.Value: The paper systematically clarifies the ways algorithms influence to citizens regarding the use of algorithms and appropriate suggestions of the governance and regulation of using algorithms. And it also provides the reference data to further research.


Algorithm; Public sphere; Citizen; Filter bubble

Cite This Paper

Ma Yuhanyin. The influence of algorithms on citizens. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 7: 68-74. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.010709.


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