Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
208 Leon Levine Hall

In '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 is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!

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