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Keep Me Posted


Technology has the power to foster connection, community, learning and promote equity and justice. But it can easily be used as a tool for surveillance, division, discrimination and to amplify inequality.

Welcome to Keep Me Posted – a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age.

On each episode of Keep Me Posted, host Jen Carnig, Chief Advocacy Officer at Spitfire Strategies, has a short conversation with leading experts and advocates in law, civil rights and technology.

Dec 1, 2021

Keep Me Posted is a podcast about the intersection of race, rights, democracy and justice in the digital age.

State governments are increasingly relying on AI tools and systems to determine whether people qualify for public benefits and to what extent they receive them. For people with disabilities, this can mean losing critical support without warning or explanation. Algorithms are designed to make decisions based on patterns, but disabilities are diverse, nuanced and sometimes not even physically apparent. 

This week's guest, Lydia X. Z. Brown, is a policy counsel with the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Privacy and Data Project, focused on disability rights and algorithmic fairness and justice. Their work is investigated algorithmic harm and injustice in public benefits determinations, hiring algorithms and algorithmic surveillance that disproportionately impact disabled people — particularly multiply marginalized, disabled people.