JEDII Tech Links - January 6

Quite a crop of links today!

Envisioning a Decolonised Digital Rights Field – and Charting Next Steps

By Nani Jansen Reventlow and Claire Fernandez on Digital Freedom Fund (

If together we had built a digital rights field in which all groups in society have their voices heard and which works to protect the digital rights of all, what would that look like? And what could such a decolonised field achieve?

This week, a group of 30 participants, working on issues of racial, social and economic justice, digital rights, and in philanthropy, came together to not only collectively imagine just that, but also to identify the building blocks for a process that might help us get there.

Why we must democratize AI to invest in human prosperity, with Frank Pasquale

Evan Selinger on

Four years ago, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, catalyzed a debate over algorithmic and corporate power with the publication of his highly acclaimed and highly critical book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money.

In Georgia, Facebook’s Changes Brought Back a Partisan News Feed

By Corin Faife on The Markup

Ahead of crucial senate runoffs, Facebook reversed its political ad ban, and the impact was visible on users’ feeds

Love, tech and online abuse of women in the time of coronavirus

Lin Taylor on Thomson Reuters Foundation News (

As COVID-19 pushes more people online, digital abuse against women is likely to intensify now that the internet is a lifeline for many

WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don’t Agree Sharing Data With Facebook

By Ravie Lakshmanan on The Hacker News (

Facebook will delete your WhatsApp account if you don’t agree to the new WhatsApp Privacy Policy and Terms of Services.

Pornhub Is Just the Latest Example of the Move Toward a Verified Internet

By Robyn Caplan on Slate (

What groups are more likely to be stigmatized or even pushed offline as more platforms require verification?

Faculty members of color see ‘illusion of inclusion’

By Colleen Flaherty on

Faculty satisfaction data reveal big gaps between how white and nonwhite professors experience campus diversity and inclusion efforts.

Hundreds of startups go public every year. Only 20 have ever been founded and led by women.

By Alyson Shontell on Business Insider (

Women are founding companies, but they aren’t reaching the same scale as men. Women need to found more Fortune 500 companies to reach gender equality.

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