UC Berkeley Hosting Prof to Discuss How Search Engines Promote Racism

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 1/20/2019 | Mike LaChance
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The University of California-Berkeley plans to host a lecture that targets oppression and alleged discrimination on Internet search engines, and how algorithms reinforce racist activity online.

Berkeley’s School of Engineering will host an event called “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” which will be an hour-and-a-half long lecture on Mar. 20 and will feature University of Southern California and University of California-Los Angeles Professor Safiya Umoja Noble. Two of the main focuses of the event is to tackle “data discrimination” as a “social problem” and to introduce ideas to prevent further perceived algorithm bias by search engines in the future.

Students - Idea - Interests - Websites - Monopolization

Noble will demonstrate to students the idea that private interests that promote certain websites and a monopolization of search engines “leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color- and contributes...
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