Debiasing Desire: Addressing Bias and Discrimination on Intimate Platforms. Hutson, J., Taft, J., Barocas, S., & Levy, K. 2:18.
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Designing technical systems to be resistant to bias and discrimination represents vital new terrain for researchers, policymakers, and the anti-discrimination project more broadly. We consider bias and discrimination in the context of popular online dating and hookup platforms in the United States, which we call "intimate platforms." Drawing on work in social-justice-oriented and Queer HCI, we review design features of popular intimate platforms and their potential role in exacerbating or mitigating interpersonal bias. We argue that focusing on platform design can reveal opportunities to reshape troubling patterns of intimate contact without overriding users’ decisional autonomy. We identify and address the difficult ethical questions that nevertheless come along with such intervention, while urging the social computing community to engage more deeply with issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion in the study and design of intimate platforms.
@article{hutson_debiasing_2018,
	title = {Debiasing Desire: Addressing Bias and Discrimination on Intimate Platforms},
	volume = {2},
	url = {https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3244459},
	doi = {10.1145/3274342},
	abstract = {Designing technical systems to be resistant to bias and discrimination
represents vital new terrain for researchers, policymakers, and the
anti-discrimination project more broadly. We consider bias and
discrimination in the context of popular online dating and hookup
platforms in the United States, which we call "intimate platforms."
Drawing on work in social-justice-oriented and Queer {HCI}, we review design
features of popular intimate platforms and their potential role in
exacerbating or mitigating interpersonal bias. We argue that focusing on
platform design can reveal opportunities to reshape troubling patterns of
intimate contact without overriding users’ decisional autonomy. We
identify and address the difficult ethical questions that nevertheless
come along with such intervention, while urging the social computing
community to engage more deeply with issues of bias, discrimination, and
exclusion in the study and design of intimate platforms.},
	pages = {18},
	issue = {{CSCW}},
	journaltitle = {Proceedings of the {ACM} on Human-Computer Interaction},
	author = {Hutson, Jevan and Taft, Jessie and Barocas, Solon and Levy, Karen},
	urldate = {2018-09-07},
	date = {2018-09-05},
	keywords = {fatrec, platforms, bias, discrimination, ethics, design, law, policy, online dating, intimacy}
}
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