Just Google It:: Algorithms of Oppression

Is Google biased?

"Just Google it": Algorithms of Oppression

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Westminster Campus
Room 2201

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble discusses her research into Google, a technology commonly thought of as a public resource free from commercial interest, and the ways in which it mediates public access to information in biased ways and permits problematic racial and gender misrepresentations.

About the presenter
Safiya Noble is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on socio-cultural informatics, and feminist, historical and political-economic perspectives on computing platforms and software in the public interest. Her research is at the intersection of transnational culture and technology in the design and use of applications on the internet. She is currently writing a book about Google and Information bias (forthcoming from NYU Press).

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