Algorithms have a huge influence on the way that we see the world. We increasingly understand news through social media — as libraries shut down more of our knowledge is found with the click of a search engine rather than in books or classrooms.

But the algorithms that underpin our every interaction with the digital world are not neutral. They are created by humans, and reflect the biases of the people who write them.

We hosted Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression, to discuss her recent book with Kirsty Styles for this live episode of the podcast.

If you want to find out more about this topic, check out:

Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble, Social Inequality Will not be Solved by an app

Sarah Roberts, Behind the Screen

Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Content warning: in this episode there is discussion of sexual content and pornography that some listeners might find offensive.

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