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The moral dilemmas of Game of Thrones and online recommendations

Game of Thrones wraps as a secular fantasy epic that questions and subverts the genre's typical theological narratives, argues a Canadian political scientist. Mike Rugnetta tells Tapestry how recommendation algorithms can have an impact on identity.
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Game of Thrones wraps as a secular fantasy epic that questions and subverts the genre's typically dominant theological narratives, argues Robert Joustra, a Canadian political scientist.

Mike Rugnetta wanted to know what recommendations YouTube would give him if he searched for "How to run a 5K," and the results were... tempting. He tells Tapestry how recommendation algorithms can have an impact on the people we become.