Latino Review: Your Privilege of Innocence Is Killing People

Sept. 9, 2019

Recent events like the inhumane treatment of refugees at the border and the horrific mass shooting of El Paso have many asking a simple but loaded question: “What the hell is happening to America?” This question implies not only a remarkable sense of incredulity but also an innocence that is dangerous and deadly. An innocence that hides behind a privilege of ignorance despite a long and dreadful legacy of racism.

TechCrunch: Teaching Ethics in Computer Science the Right Way

Sept. 6, 2019

The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software,...

Brainwaves: Media, Money and Trust: How Journalism’s Business and Ethics are Changing in the Digital Age

Aug. 26, 2019

In addition to Journalism Assistant Professor Patrick Ferrucci, this podcast also features Media Studies Assistant Professor Sandra Ristovska. We regret the omission. Listen to podcast

Yahoo! News: The Real Reason Fake Social Media Accounts Will Haunt Us for Years to Come

Aug. 21, 2019

Fake accounts are not just a spam risk: They’re essential to spreading misinformation or propaganda, as seen with the Facebook and Twitter China-based accounts that attempted to discredit the current events in Hong Kong. “It’s not even a user experience problem or even a platform integrity problem, but one of...

Wall Street Journal: There’s Life After Death Online

Aug. 20, 2019

“Death reminds us how young social media is,” said Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who studies social media. “As it grows up, and it’s in the process right now, we talk about policies and regulations, things that should be considered that we didn’t know...

The Atlantic: There’s More Than One Way to Fight a Monopoly

Aug. 14, 2019

Tougher regulation will help, but workers and small businesses also need the ability to join forces against corporate power.

CyclingPub: Feature - Sepp Kuss: My biggest ambition is really just to learn

Aug. 14, 2018

LottoNL-Jumbo's Sepp Kuss may well be one of the most exciting prospects in US cycling at the moment, having impressed with three stage wins and the overall victory at the Tour of Utah last week. The 23-year-old has taken full advantage of the experience gained in European races since joining...

9 News: Facebook works to remove progaganda

Aug. 1, 2018

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing testimony detailing foreign efforts to influence elections.

FiveThirtyEight: Your Tweets Are Somehow Worthy Of Scientific Study

July 26, 2018

I’ve been a Twitter user since March 2009. In that time, I’ve posted more than 32,000 messages to the social media site, and I’ve liked more than 6,000 tweets from other people. More than likely, that means I’ve also been a social science guinea pig. But I’m not special: If...

The Guardian: Documentary: The Trap

June 30, 2018