- Monday, 21. June 2021 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Save in my calendar
Discrimination by moderation: How to address gender and racial bias in content moderation
16:00–17:00 Brussels (CEST), 10:00–11:00 Washington, DC (EDT)
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union and Washington, DC offices are hosting a transatlantic online discussion that will seek to address discrimination of LGBTIQA+ and racial groups through content moderation.
Amid the EU discussion on the draft Digital Services Act (DSA) and of the US debate on reforming Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act, we will present the reports:
- The state of content moderation for the LGBTIQA+ community and the role of the EU Digital Services Act by Christina Dinar
- Algorithmic misogynoir in content moderation practice by Brandeis Marshall
The reports provide the basis for our transatlantic discussion on how to create a fairer and more inclusive online ecosystem. After a short presentation of the reports, we will debate with:
- Christina Dinar, Deputy Director at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights, expert on anti-discrimination strategies online
- Brandeis Marshall, Data scientist and Full Professor of Computer Science at Spelman College, Black education activist for Black women thriving in data and tech careers
- Tiemo Wölken, Member of the European Parliament (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats), shadow rapporteur for the opinion of the Legal Affairs Committee on the Digital Services Act
- Shakira Smith, Research Director at Salty Algorithmic Bias Collective, scholar-practitioner-advocate and dual-PhD candidate at Indiana University
Chair: Jennifer Baker, independent journalist reporting on tech policy & digital rights
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and take place with simultaneous German and English interpretation. We would be delighted if you join us for this discussion.
For any questions, please contact Anna Trzcińska.
- 16:00–17:00 Brussels (CEST), 10:00–11:00 Washington, DC (EDT)
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