One of the most widespread myths around technology states that algorithms and data are “neutral” fields. Both spawned from some supposed objectivity that transcends personal bias. “Beyond the subjective and into the machine”, as if there was no human intervention mediating the creation of these algorithms, data sets and their subsequent use.

A simplified political history of Big Data – This Political Woman – Medium

I am currently writing a series about Big Data. This is part one, a brief history of Big Data as the foundational grounds of contemporary racial hierarchies.

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