What is the history of digital pornography? How do algorithms perpetuate LGBTQIA+ content censorship? What is the role that content moderation and corporate ownership plays in perpetuating misogyny and heteronormativity?

 

In this episode, we interview Alex Monea about the history of digital pornography and LGBTQIA+ content censorship. We also discuss his new book published by MIT Press: "The Digital Closet: How the Internet Became Straight"

 

Alexander Monea is Assistant Professor in the English Department and Cultural Studies PhD Program at George Mason University. He researches data ethics and the intersection between computation and marginalization.

 

Full show notes for this episode can be found at Radicalai.org.

 

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