ProPublica reporters to start newsroom focused on tech investigations
ProPublica reporters Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are leaving to establish a nonprofit newsroom focused on technology-related investigations, reports Dylan Byers of CNNMoney.com
Byers reports, “‘We plan to scale up the work we’ve been doing at ProPublica with a bigger staff of journalists and developers,’ Angwin wrote in an email. ‘Our work will focus on the impact of technology on society:’
“• 1. ‘We will investigate the technology platforms as we have done before with our probes into how Facebook enables advertisers to discriminate by religion age and race and other protected characteristics under civil rights laws.
“• 2. ‘We will investigate the broader impacts of technology on society, as we have done with our deep dives into the racial biases of algorithms used in criminal justice and car insurance pricing.”
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