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Dark Patterns and Manipulation

BY | May 17, 2023

The term “dark patterns” became popular and has gained much attention from both enforcers and academics. It connects strictly to behavioral studies and the relevance of choice architecture, notably in…

The term “dark patterns” became popular and has gained much attention from both enforcers and academics. It connects strictly to behavioral studies and the relevance of choice architecture, notably in the online environment. If dark patterns entail the deployment of choice architecture in ways that misguide individuals and that may lead to harm, one relevant question in this discussion is assessing whether the mere fact that some form of manipulation is being deployed would mean the practice

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