The New York City and Washington DC Chapters of the Internet Society, in partnership with the Internet Governance Lab at American University, invite you to attend:
Content Rules?! Newsfeeds, Algorithms, Content Moderation, and Ethics
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
A joint panel discussion in New York City and Washington DC on January 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, hosted by the New York and Washington, DC Chapters of the Internet Society in partnership with the Internet Governance Lab at American University. In Washington, DC, the event will take place in the School of Communication’s McKinley Building in the second floor theater.
As online content evolves it plays an increasingly important role in society. Newsfeeds, search results, and other social content intermediate news and information, influence business decisions, and shape opinions. Platforms, such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit deliver the content that shapes public opinion and behavior.
The current controversy over fake news has made this an issue of public concern.
Our panel will address the technical and ethical questions raised by the social, political, and economic impact of the increasing prominence of these algorithmically negotiated information spaces, including:
* Should these platforms be considered public spaces?
* What are the impacts of (algorithmically) moderated content?
* Should the public have a right to see and know the algorithms being used to moderate and control content?
* At what point do we consider private platforms as media?
Charles Lewis – Professor, American University
Jessa Lingel – Assistant Professor, Annenberg School of Communications
Andrew Bridges, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Gilad Lotan – Head of Data Science @buzzfeed
Bill Grueskin – Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University
Arthi Murugesan – Lead Data Scientist at Grubhub
Register to attend