Once a week, we’ll give you a short update on what’s happening in social justice and tech.
Pulling it all together.
July 8 2015
Despite states’ increasing reliance on the data they collect, the volume and quality of that data falls “dangerously short,” concludes a new study. Social programs and civil rights reforms might suffer as a result.Read
June 3 2015
A new study by three Facebook researchers attempts to explain how Facebook’s News Feed algorithm affects how users see ideologically diverse news stories. Academics have criticized the study’s conclusion and lack of transparency.Read
May 5 2015
In Spokeo v. Robins, the Court will consider if a plaintiff can sue when they cannot show a particular harm beyond a violation of federal law.Read
April 22 2015
The video of Walter Scott’s shooting not only led to murder charges against Officer Michael Slager, but also highlighted the importance of bystander video. That video is now burdened by a copyright claim asserted by Feidin Santana, the bystander who filmed the shooting.Read
April 15 2015
Will use of new data to make credit eligibility decisions be helpful, or hurtful? How can we better understand and regulate the financial “lead generation” market, which sells people’s data to lenders, and sometimes fraudsters? These questions were the focus at a recent conference.Read