SO478 - week 9

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These are my notes from November 21 for SO478 at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 school year. I took this module as part of the one-year Inequalities and Social Science MSc program.

The usual disclaimer: all notes are my personal impressions and do not necessarily reflect the view of the lecturer.

Algorithmic inequality


Skeggs and Yuill paper on Facebook

This paper was summarised at an LSE public lecture back in September:

You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities

Weapons of Math Destruction

Read it a while back but don’t have notes for it yet.

Lecture and seminar

This lecture (and subsequent seminar) was given by Beverly Skeggs, Visiting Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She used the same slides from her LSE public lecture but skipped some of the content due to time constraints + went into some other topics as well. Below is a brief summary of what wasn’t covered in the public lecture (& includes my personal notes).