Digital Policy

#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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