Chris Delatorre

Chris Delatorre is a communications consultant working in science, tech, and philanthropy to advance digital rights and social equity through the use of ethical tech. Chris is Editor at Digital Impact, and the writer and host of Digital Impact 4Q4, a podcast that covers emerging trends in social sector data. He is currently leading the relaunch of the Digital Impact community.

At George Mason University, Chris managed editorial for a multimedia resource that earned a model program award from the US Department of Education. At WINGS, a global information broker, he launched a communications program for a network of 20K organizations in 40 countries. Later, at TechSoup, he led a team of experts to position the forum as a global resource for the sector and a content partner for brands like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Box. Chris has contributed to a range of publications, including Singularity Hub and Vogue, and worked with the United Nations to advance ethical tech worldwide. Learn more at 9principles.blogspot.com.

Posts by Chris Delatorre

#RaceTechCS Twitter Chat Recap

In July, scholars, activists, and policy experts discussed how tech contributes to inequity and offered ways to build a more resilient civil society.

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Have We Forgotten the Human Aspect of Technology?

The pandemic has nonprofits accelerating their use of tech, overwhelming many whose operations aren’t designed for digital.

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Metrics are Driving Disinformation

Prioritizing news distribution over reporting makes journalists and platforms active participants in spreading misinformation.

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Protecting the Black Vote During COVID-19

Activists and policy experts look at how disinformation is being used to reduce Black voter turnout and further disenfranchise communities of color.

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Unmasking Racial Inequality Amid COVID-19

Police surveillance amid the pandemic underscores discriminatory policies against Black Americans.

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Is the Jury Still Out on Zoom?

Overreliance on platforms like Zoom could result in a further loss of rights for those adversely affected by predictive tech and the digital divide.

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A New Class of the ‘Tech Left-Behind’

A recent report suggests that while technology today is advantageous for some, the culture behind it debases the core tenets of human dignity.

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Civic Freedom and the Pandemic

An alliance of CSOs and activists made recommendations to governments in response to “serious concerns about the state of civic space.”

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Legitimizing True Safety

The the first in a series of discussions on race, tech, and civil society examines police surveillance in Detroit.

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Digital Infrastructure in Times of Crisis

If digital infrastructure is the backbone of civil society and democratization, then why aren’t we doing more to protect it?

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