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Hate speech is largely protected under the First Amendment and so it is rampant online. Still, many mass shooters were avid users of hate-filled websites and message boards before they took their innocent victims' lives. Tech companies have worked to curtail racism online with codes of conduct and artificial intelligence. Yet committed racists have developed code words that allow them to continue to spread their racist ideologies. Rochester Institute of Technology Masters student Rijul Magu led the writing of a new report in which he and his co-authors identified some of the code words racists use to engage in hate speech online.
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Thanks to my friends at Technical.ly for this GREAT PIECE!
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Today's episode is Part 1 of a two-part series on how citizens and policymakers can combat fake news. Joining me for Part 1 is Taylor Moore, CDT's Free Expression Fellow.

Taylor and I spoke about the civil rights and social justice implications of the algorithms social platforms employ to push stories to our news feeds. Taylor also recommends specific actions each of us can take to ensure credible news stories rise to the top.
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How can protesters and consumers shield themselves from unwarranted surveillance and unwanted privacy intrusions? Cornell Tech and NYU Professor Helen Nissenbaum joined me for today's episode to discuss a book she co-authored with Finn Brunton entitled 'Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest' (MIT Press, 2015).
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In today's episode, Public Knowledge SVP Harold Feld and I discuss the actions Ajit Pai has taken during his first few weeks as FCC Chairman. Should Americans be concerned? Where can consumer and social justice advocates find common ground with the new administration? What are the prospects for FCC reform in the 115th Congress? You'll find answers to these questions and more on Ep 77. Listen now!
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Last year, the FCC modernized a phone subsidy to help qualified familes afford broadband at home. But the program faces new challenges under the Trump Administration and new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who opposes net neutrality and endorsed Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

Carmen Scurato is Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). As a native of Puerto Rico, Carmen is a passionate advocate for policies that address the needs of the Latino community. Earlier, Carmen was a lawyer working in the Deparment of Justice. Carmen earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law where she was an Associate Editor for the Villanova Law Review and a Co-Chair of the Honor Board. She also participated in Lawyering Together, a pro bono program that pairs student with attorneys to assist low income clients with their legal needs. Carmen received her B.A. cum laude from New York University where she majored in both History and Political Science. Her History Honor thesis was entitled Preserving the Puerto Rican Culture after 1898: The Realization of a National Culture in the Face of Americanization.
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Anyone can be a "name dropper" or post a pic with a famous politician they happened to pull aside for a quick shot. But what does it take to empower your audience? Not to mention your funders?

In today's episode, Tiffany Cross, Editor of 'The Beat' (thebeatdc.com) -- Washington, D.C.'s Inclusive Political Pulse--shares her strategies for being "street smart" about networking; namely, creating real, tangible value to empower the people who have given us the privilege of following us or signing up for our lists.
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Joining me for Part 2 of our two-part series on Older Adults and Technology is Debra Berlyn .

Debra Berlyn is the Executive Director of The Project to Get Older Adults onLine (GOAL), and President of Consumer Policy Solutions.

She is a seasoned veteran of telecommunications and consumer policy issues and an advocate for consumers of technology services.

Prior to launching Consumer Policy Solutions, Debra was senior legislative representative in the Federal Affairs Department of AARP. She advocated on behalf of the members of AARP before Congress, the federal agencies (FCC, FERC, FEC, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce), and the White House.

Ms. Berlyn has served as a faculty instructor with Boston University’s Washington Program. She received a B.A. from American University and a M.A. from Northwestern.
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