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Algorithmic Exclusion: How Data Deserts in the U.S. Perpetuate Inequity

  • Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

The digital divide dramatically exacerbates inequity in our society. Nearly half of all people in the U.S. without home internet access are people of color, and six in 10 rural residents say high speed internet access is a problem in their area.

At a time when algorithms shape every facet of our daily lives - from the way government resources are allocated, to the products and information you see online - the huge disparities in online access risk perpetuating exclusion for communities of color, low-income and rural groups.

D Wilson will join experts from Public Knowledge, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, and the Goodfriend Group to provide opening remarks for this important discussion.