Researchers Have Begun To Realize That Big Data Presents Big Problems

Don’t expect a joint statement of solidarity, but conservatives balking at a social science-driven administrative state and liberals flailing against Big Data on privacy and civil rights grounds may be approaching a Stanley and Livingstone moment, arriving at the same clearing in the ideological jungle from opposite directions.

It hasn’t been too many years ago that Big Data was being hailed in such progressive publications as The Atlantic as an important weapon against a number of social ills: poverty, gun crime, education, medical care.

Author: Daniel Lee


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