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Brookings InstituteResearcher Robyn Caplan explains why COVID-19 has created a problem of content mediation, rather than moderation, on social media platforms. Read on Brookings InstituteMay 2020
Data & SocietyHow can we do less harm to communities of color with the technology we create? In their new paper Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech, Data & Society 2018-19 Fellows Jessie Daniels and Mutale Nkonde and 2017-18 Fellow Dara... Read moreMay 2019
Data & Society"Alternative Influence" by Rebecca Lewis identifies an alternative media system on YouTube that adopts the techniques of brand influencers to build audiences and “sell” them political ideology. Read moreSeptember 2018
DatabitesIn Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination... Read moreMay 2018
Radio NZ"Seeta Gangadharan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Open Technology Institute in Washington DC [and a D&S fellow]. She discusses the automated systems, known as algorithms, that are replacing human discretion more and mor... Read on Radio NZFebruary 2015