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Let me correct that for you, @FBoversight: "Our pitch-deck alleges @Facebook's @OversightBoard is little more than a corporate whitewashing exercise."

@axios mangled the write-up, but YOU just tweeted #disinformation.

Who on your Board signed that off?
nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1… ImageImage
This - to 'counter spin' - is a rather unfortunate line to take in the circumstances...

*sigh*

And now @Facebook's Policy Communications Manager @andymstone wades in, calling @FBoversight a "fake board":



Another reason why it's so important not to screw up straight out of the starting gate...
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@dan_azzi was so successful in servicing #Iranian customers in #Dubai dodging sanctions, @StanChart promoted him for their #Hezbollah customers in #Lebanon. This is why Dan has never criticized #Hezbollah or the #Taliban. He's a #terrorist banker for hire.
buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/richho…
Further evidence @dan_azzi was complicit in #moneylaundering for #terrorists. The reason he sold @StanChart in #Lebanon is because of @BDL_Lebanon compliance in #FATCA which prevented CEO Dan in washing #Hezbollah money. Now you know why he hates @RiadSalemeh so much.
#FinCEN
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1) The first problem with research like this is that we, the public, have no agency to choose whether or not we wish to participate in this experiment—even though our taxes pay for the Commons where this will take place. #privacy #trust #security
2) This ‘experiment’ is inhumane to FB’s employees, who also have no choice in the matter and who, as part of their employment, are must comply. (See Applin and Fischer on Forced Compliance posr.org/wiki/Forced_Co… ) and our paper on workplace #surveillance posr.org/w/images/0/0d/…
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1/12. Covid-19 @ICMRDELHI responded early with ethical guidance suggesting no compromise on ethics or scientific validity & encourage research. Urged institutions to use innovative tech to support quality research with ethical safeguards @DeptHealthRes
ethics.ncdirindia.org/ICMR_Ethical_G…
2/12. @ICMRDELHI ethics initiatives in @WHO @UNESCO #GlobalSummit. National Guidelines for Ethics Committees reviewing #Covid_19 research downloaded >30 countries from @ncdirindia website. Among1st such guidance in world @doctorsoumya @drharshvardhan @ProfBhargava @NITIAayog
3/12. Standard operating procedures (#SOPs) prepared and adopted by #Ethics Committees to facilitate fast track review through digital platforms & virtual quorum. Facilitated emergency unscheduled or full committee or #expedited meetings.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/31/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/dai…
The Power of Communities in Uncertain Times — Part 2 | by Sahana Chattopadhyay | Activate The Future | Medium

medium.com/activate-the-f…

#power #communities #future
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Hetan's right. #Transparency alone is insufficient, and his combined proposals provide a far better framing for how to achieve #AlgorithmicAccountability.

A few thoughts:

On #piloting, or what in medicine would be called #ClinicalTrials, to check solely for #bias is missing...
...the point. #Bias is just one side-effect; trials must (in stages) test for any and all - so the general approach must attend first to #safety (including 'rights impacts'), then to #efficacy, then #effectiveness.

While I agree publishing models may be of limited use, it is...
...still important that they are - if only to establish the principle that they can be forensically analysed when something has gone wrong, not hidden behind '#CommercialConfidentiality', etc.

Publishing the #provenance of the training dataset, and assumptions, is vital however!
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Hmm.

So, on the one hand we have the Gov't #statisticians, who wish we all had ID cards but who'll carry on using our #PersonalData for administrative ends, while 'exploring' privacy:
gov.uk/government/pub…

And on the other, we have @PalantirTech...

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...meanwhile, @CabinetOffice tries recruiting a patsy to front Cummings' data-driven shit-show:


The commercials of which'll be overseen by 'Centres of Expertise' that not only don't understand (or protect) #IP, but which can't even agree on a #value...
...for our #data, despite millions spent on consultants trying get a consistent answer (they liked).

And #ethics? Well, it's quite clear we won't be getting any of those from @cdei:



...which brings us back to the statisticians:

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#TechBro#EthicsWashing & #DataFetishists' "#FairML" are a bust. Will a 'sociotechnical' "#JustAI" fare any better?

Hard to see how, until/unless #AIethics are #professional - with (community) sanctions for not respecting #RuleOfLaw & ALL #HumanRights.
venturebeat.com/2020/08/23/the…
N.B. #RuleOfLaw and #HumanRights are not everything; nor are they a complete 'fix'. But until you have both, #culturally and #accountably implemented, you haven't even made it to the starting line for doing actual #ethics.
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1-Hi!

Good Morning!

Continuing our #Dialogue on #Gems and #GemTherapy, today we shall dwell on the next two #GemStones.

#YellowSapphire and #Diamond. (1/13)

#Upayas
2-Yellow Sapphire is D highest quality Gemstone used 4 #Jupiter.

Substitute Gemstones for Yellow Sapphire are Yellow Tourmaline, #Citrine, Yellow #Zircon and #Topaz.

In my view, I have seen that Yellow Sapphire is one of the most widely prescribed Gemstone. (2/13)

#Remedies
3-Being related to #Jupiter it is bound to activate within you – the #Energy of the #Universal #Guru.

Out of the four #Vedic #Purusharthas, of #Dharma, #Artha, #Kama and #Moksha, Yellow Sapphire well and truly stands for #Dharma.

(3/13)

#GemTherapy
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With very real world consequences:



Having seen the impact of just one 'slipped grade' (my elder son, several years back) my heart goes out to all those students receiving new like this today.
Hmm. Who at @ofqual signed off on an appeals process that operationalises the dog-eat-dog #ethics of the #HungerGames?

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What if the money 💰💰💰 spent by #academia & #hospitals on hiring people to spy on #SoMe, to police & shame nurses & doctors (even getting some fired for speaking up on #PPE shortage), this policing disproportionately affecting BIPOC, instead spent on hiring BIPOC & on pay gap
This is pay gap I am talking about. What kind of “#professionalism” accepts that Black women must work 7 extra months for same pay?

Professionalism on “you wore..” is used in sinister ways against Black women in particular

#blackintheivory #MedTwitter

aauw.org/resources/arti…
Puritanism in #medicine, being taught to med students who are given middle author status on a publication conceived and supported by senior faculty and junior editors, is part of this harm. Many Black girls are criminalized & punished for natural hair.

npr.org/sections/ed/20…
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These are the #stories of #math that we celebrate, amplify and make central to the idea of #maths as a #objective #neutral #culture-free subject. #Math can do no #harm, and the #logical “pure math” thinking of #Mathematicians is worthy of emulation. But... 1/x
2/x ... "What about pure mathematics and mathematicians who merely prove theorems? Is there any #ethical component comparable to what you find in other fields of #science?" - R. Hersh in Experiencing #Mathematics
3/x One point of view: "there's no need for #mathematicians to have a code of #ethics, because what we do matters so little that we can do whatever we like."
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Simon touches on a key point in his first item.

As with #falsifiability in #science, in #practice '#ethics' only work in the context of a #profession or #community *from which one can be #excluded*.

Those wishing to be #trusted as #ethical must stop issuing '#principles' and...
..setting up #EthicsBoards like @Google's or private courts like @Facebook's @OversightBoard (both demonstrating how poorly #BigTech grasps basic concepts like #justice, let alone #ethics, and how both - as #sovereign powers - have utterly misconceived #community) and start to...
...genuinely #professionalise.

Not in the shitty, self-serving, #cartel-like fashion of many companies & industry bodies in tech, advertising - and yes, DP & privacy - but in broader, deeper, more #connected ways that *could* deliver the #trustworthy #institutions of the future.
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Yesterday did a double session with a new #womenshealth specialized #mentalhealth clinician - have possible ADHD
my usual brain hack strategies are not effective in entirely online grad school + #endometriosis + #fibroids + move to Boston in #pandemic
psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-be…
Cuz, in online/Zoom group executive coaching, if a topic is brought up around how women psychologically respond to sexual assault in the workplace, & I have not slept all night & I am in 8/10 pain - I just don’t have psychological reserve for that topic
https://t.co/nHwNYVwRUE
Interesting thing: tho my class is ~80% male, have felt much more comfortable being open about #womenshealth issues affecting my overall well-being or attention span among male engineers & execs

than when in all female environments of fellow physicians who expect “suck it up”
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It's time to live-tweet my own talk 💪🏼 Let's nerd out over some #userresearch #ethics 🤓

#UXRConfAnywhere The Ethical Researcher's Checklist
I start my #UXRConfAnywhere talk on #userresearch #ethics with the second biggest fuck up I've ever made as a researcher (don't ask what was Number 1):

I exposed a participant's HIV status with a calendar pop-up Google Calendar notification saying Take TDF
When we talk about #design #ethics, we rarely discuss how easily #userresearch can cause harm (if anything, research is the solution and never the problem) #UXRConfAnywhere
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This, today, would be considered flat out torture

First, women’s health was not studied. Even when women’s health was studied, it was by harming black & indigenous women

When women talk of safe spaces I look at race

We know this has existed throughout history ...and now
In modern society, how does a woman with education and privilege seeking career success “lean in”?

She likely has someone else - often a low wage dark skinned woman - looking after her kids, cleaning bathrooms, cooking meals.

ethicalsystems.org/women-can-no-l…
What I have come to realize at midcareer & reading history more deeply

privileged women’s advancement requires exploitation of the disadvantaged, especially low income women

It is partly why election results in 2016 *was* voting for own interest in fact

vogue.com/article/white-…
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What would my Mom think of that?"
In a race, athlete Abel Mutai representing Kenya, was just a few feet from the finish line, but he was confused with the signage & stopped thinking he had completed the race. The Spanish athlete, Ivan Fernandez was right behind him /1
& realizing what was happening, he started shouting at the Kenyan for him to continue running; but Mutai didn't know Spanish didn't understand. Then the Spanish pushed him to victory. A journalist asked Ivan, "Why did you do that?"
Ivan replied, "My dream is that someday we /2
can have a kind of community life". The journalist insisted "But why did you let the Kenyan win?" Ivan replied, "I didn't let him win, he was going to win". The journalist insisted again, "But you could have won!" Ivan looked at him & replied, "But what would be the merit of /2
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I have said the USA could never win another world war. They are fat, poorly informed & incapable of change as the WW2 generation was. The corollary is the rich, who become entrained in a lifestyle of soft pleasures and refuse to sacrifice. #ethics #praxis #EvolutionaryPsychology
If people want to know what sacrifice is about, consider the siege of Leningrad during WW2: "By January 1944, when the Wehrmacht finally began to retreat, around 750,000 civilians had been deliberately starved to death." #History #Survival #Horror theguardian.com/books/2011/sep…
True horror: "Nevertheless, the Somme heralded a new age of atrocity and diminished individual responsibility for it. Politicians, generals and ideologues... were able to ignore the moral consequences of their work." #History #WW1 theguardian.com/books/2016/jul…
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It’s an interesting approach at @MITSloanFellows - placed into teams rather than allowed to select own team. The teams are formed so there is likely to be misalignment and conflict. And then we have to work together for grades. We cannot do usual bonding activities via Zoom
Teams are being coached & cautioned that it is easy to create “in” and “out” groups to exclude, marginalize, label some in group. Instead, keep open communication and pause prior to forming any conclusion.

mindtools.com/pages/article/…
“Identify where on ladder you are.

Are you:
-Selecting your data or reality?
-Interpreting what it means?
-Making or testing assumptions?
-Forming or testing conclusions?
-Deciding what to do and why?”

Vet, verify, listen, consider

(This seems especially relevant for biases)
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A word to you ladies & femmes who are looking to advance equity:

Highly recommend studying cultures were women have historically held power, to understand use of power

I found this extremely informative, both on power & for my own cultural roots

m.startribune.com/daughters-kept…
A key attribute was that these women were daughters in tribal culture, therefore more trusted than an outsider

That can mean your university or company network, even religious group. For instance, Dr. Birx is evangelical as are current health advisors

khn.org/news/religious…
You still have to be qualified.
But final cut: usually “in group” gets in + staying power

“Group” can be defined in various ways. Options for me: #publichealth, #pediatrician, #communityhealth etc.

Know which groups have internal competition & dysfunction (Doctors, Academics)
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Looking for ways to bring discussions of #racism in your #science classes? Some ideas I use in class & in talks e.g. genome-wide sequencing studies, databases are skewed. Must be accounted for when extrapolating these data (e.g. personalized medicine) nature.com/news/genomics-… 1/n
Especially when those findings are used to develop decision #algorithms otherwise #racism gets "baked in" #ArtificialIntelligence is not neutral. Healthcare outcomes reflect societal racism nature.com/articles/d4158…
2/n
Which means that structural #racism can kill #cancer patients "Black patients with breast cancer and other malignancies face historical inequities that are ingrained but not inevitable" acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
3/n
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