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The Resource Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism, Safiya Umoja Noble

Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism, Safiya Umoja Noble

Label
Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism
Title
Algorithms of oppression
Title remainder
how search engines reinforce racism
Statement of responsibility
Safiya Umoja Noble
Title variation
How search engines reinforce racism
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, especially women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, Safiya Umoja
Dewey number
025.04252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4230
LC item number
.N63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Search engines
  • Discrimination
Label
Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism, Safiya Umoja Noble
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The power of algorithms -- A society, searching -- Searching for Black girls -- Searching for people and communities -- Searching for protections from search engines -- The future of knowledge in the public -- The future of information culture -- Conclusion: Algorithms of oppression
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479837243
Lccn
2017014187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn987591529
  • (OCoLC)987591529
Label
Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism, Safiya Umoja Noble
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The power of algorithms -- A society, searching -- Searching for Black girls -- Searching for people and communities -- Searching for protections from search engines -- The future of knowledge in the public -- The future of information culture -- Conclusion: Algorithms of oppression
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479837243
Lccn
2017014187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn987591529
  • (OCoLC)987591529

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