Minderoo Initiative

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power

Co-led by Dr. Safiya Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power at the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry investigates the social impact of digital technologies on communities and the broader public good. The initiative aims to create new paradigms for the public to understand the harms of tech platforms, predictive technologies, advertising-driven algorithmic content, and the work of digital laborers. /announcement

Impact Fund

The Impact Fund supports others to pursue research, scholarship, community-oriented programming and creative expression projects at the intersection of technology and power. This program is designed to support smaller-scale projects on a rolling basis.


Spring / Summer 2021
  • The Future is Intersectional series
  • Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies
  • I, Obscura: Illuminating dark pattern design in the wild
  • AEMP Surveillance and Evictions project
  • Alternative Beacon project


Research by the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry focuses on (but not exclusively):

  • Critical information studies
  • Racial and gender bias in algorithms
  • Commercial Content Moderation (CCM)
  • Socio-cultural, economic and ethical implications of information in society
  • Race, gender and sexuality in information communication technologies
  • Digital platforms and democracy
  • Digital technology and internet policy
  • Information workers and labor rights

Augmenting Social
Media Content Moderation

Led by Dr. Sarah T. Roberts with support by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Human Rights, Racism, & Emerging Tech Workshop

Co-led by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble in collaboration with the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

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Landlord Threats During COVID-19

Co-led by Dr. Matt Bui in partnership with Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab (Princeton)

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The Future is Intersectional: Black Women Interrogating Technology

Led by Spelman College Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM in partnership with support from C2i2

Platform Governance Research Network

C2i2 serves as one of the Collaborating Institutions


The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry is honored to collaborate with: