2023
DOI: 10.1093/jcmc/zmad035
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Attitudinal and behavioral correlates of algorithmic awareness among German and U.S. social media users

Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch,
German Neubaum

Abstract: With the increase in algorithms on social media, scholarship is increasingly focused on “algorithmic literacy,” or users’ understanding of algorithms. Algorithmic literacy is multi-faceted (knowledge, attitudes, and behavior), and researchers are still uncovering how these facets are connected. This article presents a preregistered survey of social media users from two western countries: the United States (n = 990) and Germany (n = 1117). Results show key predictors of algorithmic awareness—age, education, fre… Show more

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