*This program is hosted by our partner, Media Impact Funders, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
It’s impossible to live in the digital world without engaging with Big Tech. These behemoth information technology companies—Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.—influence all facets of life, impacting us in ways we are only just starting to understand.
While these platforms are making good on the promise of keeping us connected, the effects have been catastrophic. Turns out, holding our attention is part of the business model. Unfortunately, that model is based on algorithms that:
1. Are accused of being biased and disproportionately affect people of color
2. Allow for the rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation and
3. Undercut real, actual journalism. And all of this is wreaking havoc on democracies around the world, including ours.
These problems are chilling. But can we fix them?
Join Media Impact Funders for an urgent conversation about the impact campaigns of two very important films—The Social Dilemma and “Coded Bias”—that address these issues and more. We’ll then shift to a discussion with two experts who will outline possible solutions.
- The algorithms behind information technology companies and implications to racial inequities
- How Big Tech amplifies misinformation and disinformation and impacts democracy
- Possible solutions, including advocacy
- Shalini Kantayya, Filmmaker, Coded Bias
- Jeff Orlowski, Filmmaker, The Social Dilemma and Founder & Director, Exposure Labs
- Rashad Robinson, President, Color of Change
- Ethan Zuckerman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communications and Information, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Alaphia Zoyab (Moderator), Advocacy Director, Reset
All interested funders regardless of role in your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.
Registration is required by November 16th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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