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Exploring the intersection of tech coverage and LGBTQ+ rights



This 12 months’s Satisfaction Month comes at a troublesome time for LGBTQ+ rights. Over the previous 12 months, there have been over 300 anti-LGBTQ payments proposed in at the least 28 states, together with Florida’s “Don’t Say Homosexual” invoice that goals to restrict LGBTQ+ dialogue in colleges, and a invoice in Ohio that may ban transgender ladies from collaborating in highschool and school athletics that features a “verification course of” of checking the genitals of these accused of being transgender.

On TechTank, Samantha Lai, visitor host and analysis assistant on the Middle for Know-how Innovation, is joined by David Johns, government director of the Nationwide Black Justice Coalition, and Chris Wooden, government director and co-founder of LGBT Tech, to debate how expertise issues surrounding privateness, content material moderation, facial recognition, and extra form the web experiences of the LGBTQ+ group.

You possibly can take heed to the episode and subscribe to the TechTank podcast on AppleSpotify, or Acast.


TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Establishment exploring probably the most consequential expertise problems with our time. From synthetic intelligence and racial bias in algorithms, to Large Tech, the way forward for work, and the digital divide, TechTank takes summary concepts and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West communicate with main expertise specialists and policymakers to share new information, concepts, and coverage options to deal with the challenges of our new digital world.

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