Racism, Xenophobia, and the Algorithms: How Do the Results from Google and other Internet Search Algorithms Impact Society and the Law?DIVERSITY TRACK/TECHNOLOGY TRACKInternet and Computer Law Committee and Diversity CommitteeWhat does the recent proliferation of racist and xenonophobic Internet search results mean for society and your practice? This panel will discuss the algorithms responsible for producing these results; how search engines are attempting to address the problem; and how it is impacting the law. The panel will explore the explosion of protests against Google and other Internet search engines for racist search results when certain terms are searched. The results Google generates are determined by the search engine’s constantly evolving algorithm. How is the algorithm created? Is there any liability on Google? Do the results highlight wider societal biases that are brought into relief by the algorithm? Should Google have more control over its search results and images connected to the search results. The panel will discuss this internet racism and the legal ramifications.
Maria P. Vallejo, Esq. Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo PC, SecaucusRaymond M. Brown, Esq. Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, WoodbridgeBrett R. Harris, Esq. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., WoodbridgeJeffrey Neu, Esq., Chair, Internet and Computer Law Committee Kuzas Neu, Red BankDavid Opderbeck, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science and TechnologySeton Hall University School of Law, NewarkJonathan Vick, Associate Director, Investigative Technology and Cyberhate ResponseAnti-Defamation League