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This is a pre-class assignment for Internet & Society.

Consider the following graphs showing the underrepresentation of women and minorities in technological fields (2018).

Dear Astra Taylor,

My name is Israt and I am a senior at Bard Queens. Thank you so much for taking the time to join our class and answer our questions.

I read your article titled “Cancelling student debt was always the right thing to do. Now it’s imperative”. You…

After a number of lawsuits claiming that TikTok is harvesting user’s data and Trump threatening to ban the app for national security concerns, I’ve become more and more curious to learn the truth. How much data does TikTok have about you? …

This election is more than just about choosing one candidate over another. It’s about protecting our communities and fighting against the system that has failed us.

In a single year, we’ve been struck by a global pandemic, had record breaking-wildfires, and seen evidence of racial and gender-based inequalities in society. Now, it is more important than ever to vote for the 2020 elections, because so much is at stake.

So, why exactly do we vote?

Through humor.
Through criticism.
Through interesting forms of activism.
Through gaming.
Through exposing racism.


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