I Was Wrong — Medium Does Not Use Machine Algorithms

This story may shock you

Dr. E.R. Báez
Quill & Quest
Published in
2 min readJun 15, 2024


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For several months now, I have been contemplating Medium Algorithms.

Perhaps like most of you, I had some questions:

  • Does Medium use algorithms?
  • Who makes the selection to boost a story?
  • What does an author (writer) have to do?
  • And the list goes on…

Today, I came across an interesting article from a Medium Product Manager:

And it makes sense!

  • Medium wants humans to write
  • Medium wants humans to edit
  • Medium wants humans to select stories
  • Medium — contrary to my beliefs — does not use algorithms any longer!



Dr. E.R. Báez
Quill & Quest

Attorney E.R. Báez, MDiv, JD, Ph.D., is a published author who loves to inspire others! Dr. Báez helps former criminals become productive citizens of society.