【1100期】11月16日微观经济学学术研讨会:Perverse Ethical Concerns: Online Platforms and Offline Conflicts(Allen Vong,研究员, 澳门大学)

时间:2021-11-11

【主题】Perverse Ethical Concerns: Online Platforms and Offline Conflicts

【报告人】Allen Vong(研究员, 经济学系,澳门大学)

【时间】20211116日  星期二 14:30-16:00

【地点】Zoom,会议ID: 864 109 11159,会议密码:563143

会议链接: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86410911159

语言】英文

【摘要】We study a model where many citizens learn a hidden state individually on an online platform. The platform slants news and imperfectly filters misinformation, triggering conflicts about the state among the citizens. We show that a platform that faces an ethical concern to internalize conflict costs could perversely aggravate conflicts. This cautionary observation highlights that societal efforts to mitigate conflicts, such as investments in ethical algorithms, public awareness campaigns, and government policies, are effective if and only if their implementations are sufficiently aggressive.


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