Sarah Roberts, 'Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media'

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West Hollywood Public Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

WHAP! Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood

Parking validated for the adjacent West Hollywood parking structure.


Sarah T. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Information Studies at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, specializing in Internet culture, social media and the intersection of media, technology and society. She is leading global authority on “commercial content moderation” and the information workers who do that work, culminating in the book Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media (Yale University Press, 2019). Her research has been recognized with a 2018 Carnegie Fellowship, the 2018 EFF Barlow Pioneer Award and is frequently asked to consult on related issues. With Dr. Safiya Noble, she is the founding co-director of the forthcoming UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry.