2022 CCSRE Technology and Racial Equity Practitioner Fellow
Project Title:
The Impacts of Moderating Speech

A. Collier Navaroli’s expertise lies at the intersection of race, media, technology, law, and policy. Her current work within the technology industry examines the traditional balance between free expression and safety by developing and enforcing power-conscious global platform policy. Collier's previous work has included fighting on the front lines for systematic change in big data and internet freedom work at Color of Change, driving Data & Society Research Institute’s inquiries examining race, civil rights, and fairness within emerging technologies, and teaching the principles of law and constitutional freedoms to high school students in Harlem. She holds a BS in journalism from the University of Florida, a MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Description of Project

My project seeks to begin studying the intersections of race and content moderation that have yet to be investigated. While the literature about the field has revealed exposure to hateful content to be some of the most harrowing upon commercial content moderators, the specificity of the harm created upon those most impacted has yet to be interrogated. Throughout this fellowship, I hope to better understand the distinct impacts of regulating speech on the humans who are tasked with the jobs of content moderation and platform policy enforcement.