Author Safiya Umajo Noble’s far-reaching vision for social change through information includes the following call to action:

“We need people designing technology for society to have training and an education on the histories of marginalized people, at a minimum, and we need them working alongside people with rigorous training and preparation from social sciences and humanities” (p. 70).

Professor of Gender and African American Studies at the University of California Los Angeles, cofounder and codirector of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), coauthor of the book The Intersectional Internet, and board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Project, Noble is a leading authority on information science and the Internet. Her 2018 book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism critiques the reproducibility of racist ideology within the machinations of search algorithms developed in western countries, and she does this from the perspective of software programming, cultural...

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