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The Dark Side of Technology

Originally created as a companion website for a book display, this guide is meant to serve as a starting point for those who are interested in exploring the ways technology intersects with and enables racism, sexism, and other forms of hate.

From Algorithms to Trolls:
How Technology Brings Out the Worst in Us

January 6 is National Technology Day, so in January 2020 Parks Library exhibited books on the intersections of technology and hate, including how racism, sexism, ableism, and anti-Semitism continue to thrive in (and are often empowered by) our tech-enabled world. Other pages in this guide include introductory information, how to find books in the library, and research resources for doing academic research on this topic.

All books that were in the display can be checked out—and we encourage you to do so!

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This guide accompanies a book exhibit on the same topic, on display in Parks Library during January 2020. Items for the display were compiled by Science & Technology Librarian Erin Thomas, with help from other Research Services librarians and members of the Library's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.