In the News

A Conversation on Algorithms and Bias

Interview with Dr. Noble
The Caret, June 2020

IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon’s face recognition bans don’t go far enough

Comments from Dr. Noble
Fast Company, June 2020

The Protests Prove the Need to Regulate Surveillance Tech

Comments from Dr. Noble
WIRED, June 2020

Police tip lines flooded with video of police violence, memes and K-pop

Comments from Dr. Noble
NBC News, June 2020

This page offers only a small sampling of media, publications, and appearances by our Co-Directors Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts as well as members of the C2i2 community at-large. For more about Dr. Noble and Dr. Roberts’ writings please visit their respective bios.


Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble discusses her book and how internet algorithms can continue to spread covert racism and bias

9:34 minutes

Digital Trends | June 2020

Why AI can’t fix content moderation | Conversation with Dr. Sarah T. Roberts about AI, Commercial Content Moderation, and her book

40:51 minutes
The Vergecast | July 2019

Before Algorithms: A History of Bias and Oppression in Computing History | with Dr. Noble, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Mar Hicks, and Dr. Khalil Muhammad

1 hour 40 minutes
Harvard | Nov 2018

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.

53:59 minutes
re:publica | May 2018


Peer-reviewed publications

Noble, S., & Roberts, S. (2019). Technological Elites, the Meritocracy, and Postracial Myths in Silicon Valley. In Racism PostraceUCLA. Report #: 6.

Noble, S.U. (2018). Critical Surveillance Literacy in Social Media: Interrogating Black Death and Dying Online. Black Camera 9(2), 147-160.

Roberts, S. T. (2018). Digital detritus: ’Error’ and the logic of opacity in social media content moderation. First Monday23(3).

Noble, S.U. (2016). A Future for Intersectional Black Feminist Technology Studies. Scholar & Feminist Online. (13.3-14.1), 1-8.

Press Announcements

Center for Critical Internet Inquiry receives Knight Foundation grant

UCLA Newsroom | November 6, 2019

Information studies professor awarded grant by the National Science Foundation

UCLA Newsroom | October 22, 2019

Knight Foundation Invests $3.5 Million in Research to Inform the National Debate on Internet Governance and Policy

Knight Foundation | November 3, 2019

UCLA professor’s book goes ‘Behind the Screen’ of commercial content moderation

UCLA Newsroom | July 16, 2019

Other Select Writings & Media

book in progress

Valley Values: Silicon Valley’s Dangerous Domination of Politics and the Public Imagination

Dr. Sarah T. Roberts and Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

chapter forthcoming

Neocolonial Digitalities in the Digital Humanities. In Debates in the Digital Humanities.

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

consult & appearance

“The Cleaners,” commercial content moderation documentary

Dr. Sarah T. Roberts

Researching ICT Companies: A Field Guide for Civil Society Researchers

Dr. Nathalie Maréchal and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts