“Washington (May 27, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today introduced the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021 to prohibit harmful algorithms, increase transparency into websites’ content amplification and moderation practices, and commission a cross-government investigation into discriminatory algorithmic processes throughout the economy. Algorithms are the automated systems built into the infrastructure of a platform that determine what content users see online. These automated decisions are often informed by a user’s online data or behavior, with or without a user’s knowledge. The legislation includes prohibitions against damaging algorithmic processes on popular websites, which have resulted in discrimination in a variety of contexts, including platforms delivering housing advertisements in ways that result in racial discrimination and excluding users of certain gender identities from viewing job advertisements.”
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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