Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

29 Aug, 2019

Zeynep Tufekci on Digital Infrastructures That Serve Humanity

(TED photo by Ryan Lash via Flickr)

Zeynep Tufekci's talk on digital infrastructures that serve humanity, the keynote for the BCNM co-sponsored 2019 Digital Humanities Fair, is now on BerkeleyTalks!

The 2019 Digital Humanities Fair showcased recent scholarship in the digital humanities and hosted a campuswide conversation on the state of the field.

Tufekci discussed hate speech research being conducted at UC Berkeley through the Social Sciences D-Lab, corporate responsibility and the preservation of free speech.

From the podcast description:

Since the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports of hate speech targeting various minority groups have risen dramatically. Although this surge is well-reported, it remains difficult to quantify the magnitude of the problem or even properly classify hate speech, let alone identify and measure its effects. Keyword searches and dictionary methods are often imprecise and overly blunt tools for detecting the nuance and complexity of hate speech. Without the tools to identify, quantify, and classify hate speech, we cannot even begin to consider how to address its causes and consequences.

Listen to the podcast here and read the transcript here.