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Solving the problem of racially discriminatory advertising on Facebook

REPORT Jinyan ZangTuesday, October 19, 2021 This report from The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative is part of “AI and Bias,” a series that explores ways to mitigate possible biases and create a pathway toward greater fairness in AI and emerging technologies. While Facebook profiles may not explicitly state users’ race or ethnicity, […]

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The benefits and costs of broadband expansion

Sophia Campbell, Jimena Ruiz Castro, and David WesselWednesday, August 18, 2021 Sophia Campbell Senior Research Assistant – Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Jimena Ruiz Castro Research Intern – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy David Wessel Director – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy  Senior Fellow – Economic Studies davidmwessel The shift of work and […]

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Brookings survey finds three-quarters of online users rarely read business terms of service

Darrell M. West As more human activities move online, companies are accumulating extensive information about consumers. The sheer amount of data involved raises important questions regarding personal privacy. People worry that companies have too much confidential information, the material is at risk of being compromised, and data will be publicized or used against them in […]