Author: Olivia Riggio

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Apple Card Algorithm Accused of Gender Discrimination

Users of Apple’s new credit card are accusing the company of using lending algorithms that discriminate against women. Financial regulators are now investigating. Software developer David Heinemeier Hansson made his complaints public on Twitter on Nov. 7, saying the credit line Apple offered him was 20 times better than what…

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University of Washington Study Finds Discrimination Affects Students’ Daily Behaviors

Though many studies have covered the long-term effects of discrimination on people’s health and careers, researchers at the University of Washington have found experiencing discrimination affects students’ daily behavior and habits. The study, “Passively-sensed Behavioral Correlates of Discrimination Events in College Students” took place over the course of two academic…

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Twitter the Stage for Islamophobic Attacks Against Muslim 2018 Congressional Candidates, Study Says

Muslim Candidates like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been called “dogs,” “pieces of garbage,” “terrorists” and “demonic” by trolls on Twitter because of their religions. A new study by the Social Science Research Council suggests Twitter could be partially responsible for this islamophobic social media blitz. “#Islamaphobia: Stoking…