Skip to comments.News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder
Posted on 09/24/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT by Red Badger
When investigative journalist Julia Angwin worked for ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization became known as big techs scariest watchdog.
By partnering with programmers and data scientists, Angwin pioneered the work of studying big techs algorithms the secret codes that have an enormous effect on everyday American life. Her findings shed light on how companies like Facebook were creating tools that could be used to promote racial bias, fraudulent schemes and extremist content.
Now, with a $20 million gift from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, she and her partner at ProPublica, data journalist Jeff Larson, are starting The Markup, a news site dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society. Sue Gardner, former head of the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts Wikipedia, will be The Markups executive director. Angwin and Larson said that they would hire two dozen journalists for its New York office and that stories would start going up on the website in early 2019. The group has also raised $2 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and $1 million collectively from the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative.
Angwin compares tech to canned food, an innovation that took some time to be seen with more scrutiny.
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Started to read a book the other day on how Facebook undermines democracy. After reading the first page it was clear that the book was written by a leftist loony. Facebook caused Trump to be elected because of Russia, etc. etc. Couldn’t get past the first few pages.
Bad news. More SJW mulefritters. Search “CoC ruby linux”. All out attack by SJWs right now on tech across the board becuse there are “too many cisgender white males” in tech.
These people are stupid.....................
Operating Systems be racist......................
This is communist at heart - no hope in this.
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