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The power or beauty or the tyranny of algorithms. Courage present at the Conference Comunicación y Pensamiento 2021

The power or beauty or the tyranny of algorithms. Courage present at the Conference Comunicación y Pensamiento 2021

24.06.2021

Researchers from the Courage team in Barcelona presented a conference paper at the VI International Conference “Comunicación y Pensamiento”. The conference annually celebrated by Grupo Comunicar and Universities from Andalusia took place virtually from April 28th to the 30th, 2021.

 

 

How do teen girls understand the role of social media algorithms in the dissemination of body portrayals on Instagram? This is the key question addressed by author researchers Roberto Sánchez-Reina, Emily Theophilou, Davinia Hernández-Leo, and Pilar Medina-Bravo to their paper titled «The power of beauty or the tyranny of algorithms. How do teens understand body image on Instagram?»

 

The paper introduces preliminary results corresponding to pilot workshops conducted in the first quarter of 2021. By analyzing the perceptions and attitudes towards depicted body image on Instagram and the knowledge of the technological mechanisms that disseminate images, authors study girls’ digital skills to deal with content appealing to the body and the body appearance in social media.

 

Reference: 

Sánchez-Reina, J.R., Theophilou, E., Hernández-Leo, D., Medina-Bravo, P. (2021) “The power of beauty or the tyranny of algorithms. How do teens understand body image in Instagram?” In Conference proceedings VI Congreso Internacional Comunicación y Pensamiento. La revolución de los prosumers: Youtubers e instagramers (2021). Egregius.

 
 

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