Online Censorship Through Selective Demonetization

Online Censorship Through Selective Demonetization
Online Censorship Through Selective Demonetization By Robert Porter (eQuality Project Research Assistant) YouTube recently made the decision to clarify its policy concerning the “advertiser friendliness” of content creator’s videos, which has led to an apparent increase in the demonetization of online content. Demonitization is essentially the reduction of content creators’ ability to collect ad-based revenue from their content. While this demonetizati

Inequality in Gaming

Inequality in Gaming
Inequality in Gaming By Trevor Milford (eQuality Project Research Assistant) On 15 September, professional gamer and game designer Stephanie Harvey came to the University of Ottawa to discuss her experiences in the gaming industry. As a doctoral candidate working on issues involving discrimination in gaming, I was particularly interested to hear Stephanie’s insights on how inequality and virtual harm impacted her livelihood. I’d heard about the event t

Professor Ruparelia wins Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professor Rakhi Ruparelia was recently awarded the 2016 CALT Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for her article "Guilty Displeasures: White Resistance in the Social Justice Classroom." The paper, which can be read here, is focused on the experience of being a racialized women teaching white students about Critical Race Theory and the complicated emotions experienced by students.  

Talking Not Spying

Talking Not Spying
Talking Not Spying By Jolene Hansell (eQuality Project Research Assistant)[1] GoGuardian is a program installed in about 3 million school-owned computers. This program has the ability to monitor a students web-browsing and searches even when students are at home in the evenings or on weekends. The program automatically flags certain search terms, including those related to suicide. The idea is that when a student searches about suicide, the computer fl