v. To use mathematics, logic, or a similar rational argument to make something inherently subjective appear to be objective.

2016

Mathwash — verb; the ability for anyone to sex up common procedures as having a certain rational, mathematical basis, even when they don't.

2016

Statistics (def.): mathwashing

2016 (earliest)

The issue is definitional: "algorithm" has been used to mathwash functionality that would otherwise be considered arbitrary with objectivity