【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】2021年11月16日 星期二 14:30-16:00
【地点】Zoom，会议ID: 864 109 11159，会议密码：563143
【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.