#FuckTheAlgorithm: algorithmic imaginaries and political resistance

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Abstract

This paper applies and extends the concept of algorithmic imaginaries in the context of political resistance. Focusing on the 2020 UK OfQual protests, the role of the "fuck the algorithm" chant is examined as an imaginary of resistance to confront power in sociotechnical systems. The protest is analysed as a turning point in algorithmic imaginaries amidst evolving uses of #FuckTheAlgorithm on social media as part of everyday practices of resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency 2022
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Apr 2022

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