Your Search Results Are Racist

Your Search Results Are Racist

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The search engines and apps we use every day are not neutral - they have encoded biases that can reinforce racist stereotypes. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, who wrote the book (literally) on search engine bias. We discuss how search engines can perpetuate racism, what we can do to create a more just internet, and why you should never take one of those "Which Disney Princess Are You?" quizzes.  Further Reading: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshanna Zuboff Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture by Janell Hobson
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The search engines and apps we use every day are not neutral - they have encoded biases that can reinforce racist stereotypes. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, who wrote the book (literally) on search engine bias. We discuss how search engines can perpetuate racism, what we can do to create a more just internet, and why you should never take one of those "Which Disney Princess Are You?" quizzes.  Further Reading: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshanna Zuboff Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture by Janell Hobson
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