Tech Talk: Quality Data for Education

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

Facing mounting pressure to address the proliferation of extremist and terrorist content online, four major tech companies have decided to work together to remove terrorist propaganda from their networks. Is this coordinated effort a boon for law enforcement and intelligence agencies, but a bust for free speech online? In this episode, we chat with CDT’s Director of Free Expression Emma Llanso about her views on the initiative.

We’ll also talk about harnessing the power of data for education. The Data Quality Campaign is a nonprofit organization that works to leverage data and the right information to help students succeed. The organization has recommendations for the new Administration for how to do this, and their President, Aimee Rogstad Guidera joins us to discuss them.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

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