Each week's questions and additional reading opportunities will be available in the links below.
February 4: The Power of Algorithms pgs. 1-14 (14 pages)
February 18: A Society, Searching, pgs. 15-63 (48 pages)
March 4: Searching for Black Girls pgs. 64-109 (45 pages)
March 18: Searching for People and Communities, Searching for Protections from Search Engines pgs. 110-152 (23 pages)
April 1: The Future of Knowledge in the Public, The Future of Information Culture, pgs. 134-170 (36 pages)
April 15: Algorithms of Oppression, Epilogue, pgs. 171-186 (15 pages)
From the back cover:
<aside> ➡️ "In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the near-monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, especially women of color."