Digital technologies

In 1968, Andy Warhol predicted that in the future, “everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.”  He was right, and that was before TikTok, where all it takes to blow up is an iPhone and a pretty face. But Warhol couldn’t have predicted that TikTok’s algorithm would quickly sweep More

In 2015, Nextdoor, the location-based social networking app, gained a reputation as a locus of racial profiling. Users were sending alerts for merely spotting hoodie-wearing Black men walking in their neighborhoods. One damning report described Nextdoor as “a forum for paranoid racialism—the equivalent of the nosy Neighborhood Watch appointee in a gated More