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WIRED Publishes Piece on Commercial Content Moderation (CCM) in Philippines; US
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WIRED Publishes Piece on Commercial Content Moderation (CCM) in Philippines; US

After many months of anticipation, journalist Adrian Chen’s piece on commercial content moderation as practiced in BPO (business process outsourcing) sites in the Philippines is out in WIRED magazine today. In it, Chen focuses on the employees of a US firm, TaskUs, whose employees are laboring on behalf of Silicon Valley social media startup Whisper and … Continue reading

Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine
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Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine

From: Cynthia Franklin Date: August 12, 2014 at 4:35:43 PM CDT To: pmwise@illinois.edu, rwarrior@illinois.edu, ais@illinois.edu Subject: Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine August 12, 2014 Dear Chancellor Wise: We write as American academics who have traveled to Palestine to establish scholarly connections with our colleagues in Palestinian universities and … Continue reading

Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île
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Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île

version originale (langue anglaise): https://illusionofvolition.com/2014/08/06/steven-salaita-the-university-of-illinois-is-not-an-island/ Chère Madame la Chancelière Wise : C’est avec un sentiment de choc et de grande tristesse que je vous écris aujourd’hui, en apprenant que vous aviez annulé une position universitaire pour le Dr. Steven Salaita, qui devait commencer dans quelques jours. Je serai brève, parce que je ne doute pas que … Continue reading