Safiya Umoja Noble



In the Fall of 2017, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble joined the faculty of the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA where she held appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. She is a partner in Stratelligence, a firm that specializes in research on information and data science challenges, and is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which provides training for organizations committed to transforming their information management practices toward more just, ethical, and equitable outcomes. Sh ...more

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“The implications of such marginalization are profound. The insights about sexist and racist biases... are important because information organizations, from libraries to schools and universities to governmental agencies, are increasingly reliant on being displaced by a variety of web-based "tools" as if there are no political, social, or economic consequences of doing so.”
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

“This monopoly of information is a threat to democracy...”
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

“...large technologies such as Google need to be broken up and regulated, because their consolidated power and cultural influence make competition largely impossible. This monopoly in the information sector is a threat to democracy...”
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism



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