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Understanding Social Media Algorithms - Childnet  

Social media is an important driving force of the online space. Children and young people are among the core users of these platforms, but what drives the content they see? This all seeing eye present in social media software, is the algorithm. What your pupils see on their device's is wholly directed by what these algorithms deem interesting to them. As professionals in the educational space, it is important to understand how these work and how they determine what's popular. In this vein, Childnet currently has an excellent blog article on the topic that's well worth reading. If interested in this area, please follow the link below: