Featured Stories

Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society

Cultural harms can go well beyond search results — which can be bad news for vulnerable communities

Listen to this story

--:--

--:--


Is “Data Violence” Really a Common Problem?


Are Engineers Asking the Right Questions?

If you have the temerity to insert your work into a political issue that…doesn’t immediately affect your life, you should also be prepared to accept the consequences — or, at the very least, answer a few hard questions.


This Is What Institutional Prejudice Looks Like in the Digital Age


Reinforcing Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Those choices are built on assumptions and prejudices about people, intimately weaving them into processes and results that reinforce biases and, worse, make them seem natural or given.


How We Can Fix This

Neither distributional nor representative forms of harm can survive without a cultural backdrop that enables them.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store