Diversity

The Federal Communications Commission has considered four aspects of diversity: 1) Viewpoint diversity ensures that the public has access to a wide range of diverse and antagonistic opinions and interpretations provided by opportunities for varied groups, entities and individuals to participate in the different phases of the broadcast industry; 2) Outlet diversity is the control of media outlets by a variety of independent owners; 3) Source diversity ensures that the public has access to information and programming from multiple content providers; and 4) Program diversity refers to a variety of programming formats and content.

Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites

Blacks and Hispanics remain less likely than whites to own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2016.

Lawyers for fired Google programmer ask other employees to come forward

A law firm representing James Damore, who was fired from Google earlier in Aug for writing a controversial internal memo, is asking other former and current employees to come forward with “illegal employment practices” at Google.

Tech’s Swift Reaction To Hate Groups Was Years In The Making

While tech’s crackdown on violence-inciting white nationalist sites came rapidly following the turmoil in Virginia, it took years of cajoling by activists and advocates to get Silicon Valley ready for action.

Google Brand Remains Unscathed After Anti-Diversity Memo

Google was rocked by condemnation from both left and right after firing an employee who highlighted gender differences to explain women’s under-representation in tech.

AI Programs Are Learning to Exclude Some African-American Voices

Some artificial intelligence (AI) systems are learning to be prejudiced against some dialects.

The FCC must enforce standards that keep the web free and open

[Commentary] The internet is fundamental to economic opportunity, social action and innovation in the modern age.

President Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

From his first public controversy in the 1970s, when the federal government sued Trump and his father over discriminatory rental practices in their New York real estate empire, to the opening salvo in his 2016 presidential campaign, when he said t

Protests against Google are postponed as culture wars roil Silicon Valley

Plans to protest outside Google’s offices this weekend have been postponed, but conservatives are taking America’s culture wars directly to Silicon Valley, a place that was long insulated from political rancor but is now one of the most important

President Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost

President Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement as no president has done in generations — equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville.

Google protest just the start as far right targets Bay Area

In the wake of deadly protest violence in Charlottesville, the liberal Bay Area will find itself at the epicenter of conservative demonstrations beginning this weekend.