Algorithmic Bias

with Tazin Khan

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Curious about harmful bias in social media? Did you know that the internet is inherently racist? The class unpacks the nuances of harm and downstream effects of content filtration and biased algorithms in social media. Be prepared to be given a big picture view of technical topics (shadowbanning, content filtration, blackbox algorithms) in language that actually makes sense. You’ll leave this course with best practices around digital mindfulness and hopefully, a better understanding of your relationship with the internet.

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Tazin Khan

As a cybersecurity specialist of 10+ years with a focus on program compliance, third party risk management, and product mapping for Fortune 500 companies, she has an acute understanding of transforming problems into product solutions and translating product benefits into the customer’s environment. This skill-set, paired with firsthand experiences of poverty, racial bias, gaslighting, and the all-too-common formalities that immigrant-American women in tech face, is what inspired her to educate people on the impact of their data and its effect on their real lives.

In 2019, Tazin mobilized her community and founded Cyber Collective in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of digital protection. Today, Cyber Collective is recognized by Forbes as “the only women of color owned and operated community-centered research organization that focuses on data ethics, privacy, and cybersecurity research.” Tazin and her team at Cyber Collective are dedicated to creating approachable and interactive content, workshops, and resource guides for people to educate themselves and learn freely about these topics.

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