Global Spotlight: Behind the Banhammer: An Ethnographic Exploration of Reddit Community Moderation

Event Start Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Event End Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Location: In-Person (Global Crossroads Atrium in HJ Patterson Hall) & Online

Global Spotlight

Presented by Dr. Sarah Gilbert

As we’ve turned online to work, socialize, and access information, we find ourselves grappling with issues that now feel endemic to online life, such as discrimination and abuse, mis/disinformation, polarization, and extremism. To contend with (and sometimes exacerbate) issues such as these, platforms are increasingly relying on content moderation. My work provides an in-depth exploration of people who do moderation work voluntarily and highlights the impacts of this work on individuals, communities, and (hopefully!) platforms.

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