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February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall

CITP Lunch Seminar: Ashley Gorham – Social Media is Not a Context: Protecting Privacy Amid “Context Collapse”

Despite initiatives on behalf of the platforms themselves as well as political undertakings designed to improve the situation, privacy online seems to erode more each day. While there are many reasons for concern, it is in relation to social media in particular that some of the most serious concerns have been ...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall

CITP Lunch Seminar: Julie Cohen – Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism

Our current legal system is to a great extent the product of an earlier period of social and economic transformation. From the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, the U.S. legal system underwent profound, tectonic shifts. Today, struggles over ownership of information-age resources...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
105 Computer Science

Aleksandra Korolova – Aligning the Web Ecosystem with Societal Values via Measurements, Definitions and Algorithms

The web ecosystem relies on data- and algorithms- driven innovation and monetization. In this talk, the challenges and opportunities for aligning these practices with societal values such as privacy and fairness will be explored.

March 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall

CITP Lunch Seminar: Sergey Sanovich – Bots for Autocrats: How Pro-Government Bots Fight Opposition in Russia

Abundant anecdotal evidence suggests that non-democracies employ new digital technologies known as social media bots to facilitate their domestic and foreign policy goals. However, no previous attempt has been made to systematically analyze the strategies behind the political use of bots. This ...

Monday, March 9, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
105 Computer Science

Rediet Abebe – Designing Algorithms for Social Good

Algorithmic and artificial intelligence techniques show immense potential to deepen our understanding of socioeconomic inequality and inform interventions designed to improve access to opportunity. Interventions aimed at historically under-served communities are made particularly challenging ...