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Levy, NYT Op-Ed: You Had Me at ‘Has Never Filed for Bankruptcy’


Karen Levy, assistant professor in information science, offers thoughtful commentary in The New York Times on a decision by Match Group — which owns Tinder, OKCupid, and Match — to make it easier for users of its apps to run background checks on potential partners.

"If we normalize the practice of building a dossier of external data points on a person to avoid the risk of deception, we might upend an important aspect of creating close connections," Levy writes. "Introducing this level of data use into the intimate sphere seems at odds with how we typically learn about one another — gradually, and with the benefit of context."

Link to read the full op-ed, You Had Me at ‘Has Never Filed for Bankruptcy'.