DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE TALK: Elections, Online Chatter and Content Moderation, with Mutale Nkonde and Desmond Patton

April 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Featuring
MUTALE NKONDE
Founding Director, AI for the People

Chaired by
DESMOND UPTON PATTON
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Data Science Institute
Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs, CSSW

ABOUT THE EVENT
In a talk chaired by Desmond Upton Patton (bio) of CSSW, Mutale Nkonde (bio) will describe the work done by the nonprofit she founded, AI for the People, on racially targeted disinformation on Twitter during the 2020 Election and the challenges we faced communicating this to trust and safety teams because of their lack of how to read online culture through speech. She will focus on how the environment changed from 2016 to 2020 and offer recommendations on how to increase the racial literacy of computer scientists working in industry settings. NOTE: Details of AI for the People’s findings can be found here.

This talk is part of DSI’s Race + Data Science Lecture Series, which aims to celebrate and advance research in the areas of race and data, engineering, and computational science.