Claudia Wagner Oxford, May 2015
Inequalities and Biases
in socio-technical systems
Doleac & Stein,
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1615149
How to detect biases?
• Audit Studies / Field Experiments
• Observational Study / Secondary
Analysis of Data
Gender Inequalities on Wikipedia
4.4 times more likely to be reported in articles about women
3.8 times more likely to be reported in articles about women
What do they have in common?
The Smurfette Principle
What about other stuff on Wikipedia?
Unequal Chances
Thank You
claudia.wagner@gesis.org
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Slam about "Discrimination and Inequalities in socio-computational systems"

  1. 1. Claudia Wagner Oxford, May 2015 Inequalities and Biases in socio-technical systems
  2. 2. Doleac & Stein, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1615149
  3. 3. How to detect biases? • Audit Studies / Field Experiments • Observational Study / Secondary Analysis of Data
  4. 4. Gender Inequalities on Wikipedia
  5. 5. 4.4 times more likely to be reported in articles about women 3.8 times more likely to be reported in articles about women
  6. 6. What do they have in common?
  7. 7. The Smurfette Principle
  8. 8. What about other stuff on Wikipedia?
  9. 9. Unequal Chances
  10. 10. Thank You claudia.wagner@gesis.org

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