Welcome! In the workshop today, you will have the opportunity to:
1. Understand how algorithmic bias shapes research processes
2. Reflect on how algorithmic biases informed or shaped your own assignments
3. Project possibilities for leveraging or confronting algorithmic bias in revisions and future research
Work in small groups to read and discuss one article about bias in a tool, source type, or system and answer questions to share with the larger class.
A. “The Dangers of English as Lingua Franca of Journals”
B. “Wikipedia Mirrors the World’s Gender Biases, it Doesn’t Cause Them”
C. “The Racial Politics of Citation”
D. “YouTube is Still Restricting & Demonetizing LGBT Videos--& Adding Anti-LGBT Ads”
E. “The Bias Hiding in Your Library”
F. "Google is Finally Admitting It Has a Filter Bubble Problem"
(Activity adopted from Lindsay Davis, Merced College)