Social Spaces on the Internet:  social ( signals + media )

Fall 2017

Bias in Social Media
Assignment 9


Latanya Sweeny.  Discrimination in Online Ad Delivery. Available at SSRN:
2.  Hannak, Soeller, Lazer, Mislove, and Wilson. Peeking Beneath the Hood of Uber. IMC 15.
Benjamin Edelman, Michael Luca, and an Svirsky.  Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Forthcoming.

Write up

1.  Consider online communities that you frequent.  Choose three online communities that have the potential for bias in some form.  Describe how this manifests itself in the output.
     (Possible example online communities:  Amazon, Ebay, Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, etc.)

Choose one of the above sites you describe in (1) and describe how you would set up an experiement to detect this bias?

     Note:  You do not have to implement this.  The task is to design the methodology.

Responses shoudl be submitted via compass in PDF form.

Late responses will not be accepted.

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