We know social media platforms are full of challenges and dangers.
But like many other troubling issues, the effects impact some people much more than others.
“Sustained, frequent exposure to biases in automated technologies undoubtedly shape the way we see ourselves and our understanding of how the world values us. And they don’t affect people of all ages equally.”
“These sorts of systematic, inequality-perpetuating errors in predictive technologies are commonly known as “algorithmic bias.” They are, in short, the technological manifestations of America’s anti-Black zeitgeist.”
“Adolescents spend ever greater portions of their days online and are especially vulnerable to discrimination. That’s a worrying combination.”