Cover art for podcast Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

160 EpisodesProduced by Inflection Point with Lauren SchillerWebsite

Hear stories from women who have risen to a challenge, stepped up to create change and are ready to share their experiences. Get inspired by in-depth interviews with women taking charge and leading change, get concrete tools for action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Fem… read more

50:21

“Algorithms of Oppression” - Dr. Safiya Noble on the embedded misogyny and racism of search engines

Dr. Safiya Noble was studying Library Science when an academic colleague suggested she google ”black girls.” The top search results were images that perpetuated negative stereotypes, misogyny and exploitation. That discovery was the beginning of an investigation that eventually became Safiya’s book, “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism”.

Immediate access to powerful search engines is seen as an empowering force in this world, but what if our reliance on search engines is perpetuating oppressive ideas and hateful ideologies--even swaying elections? Find out in this episode.

And when you’re done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions.

Subscribe to “Inflection Point” to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed!

Thank you to our sponsor Zulily. Go to zulily.com/inflection in November for an extra 20% off clothes, decor and more when you sign up.

Listen to Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
http://audio.inflectionpointradio.org/inflectionpointradio