Wikipedia is built on principles of community accountability; anyone can edit or challenge another editor's work. But on English Wikipedia, the majority of editors are white men. How does it affect accountability and transparency when the community seeking that accountability is steeped with a colonial, patriarchal, and white supremacist view of the world? Erin O’Neil, the University of Alberta Library's Wikipedian in Residence and Dr. Hannah McGregor, Assistant Professor in Publishing at Simon Fraser University discuss her work on public accountability in digital media and contemplate these issues in relation to Wikipedia. This is the first talk in a three talk series called "Diving Deeper into Wikipedia" that aims to draw back the curtain on Wikipedia. This speaker series is supported by a grant from Wikimedia Canada.
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