"Behind the Screen: The Commercial Internet Content Moderation Industry and its Workers"

Thursday, February 20, 2014
3:00 pm
GSEIS Building, Room 111

Presented by Sarah T. Roberts, Western University, Information and Media Studies


About the Speaker:


Sarah T. Roberts

My current research focuses on the practice of commercial content moderation, a form of digital labor, and “knowledge work” and the reconfigurations of labor and production in a Post-Industrial, globalized context.
I am further interested in dissections of notions of information in society, and its attendant sociocultural, economic and ethical implications, as well as the political economy of digital information, the Internet, ICT and popular media.
Please visit my website at for more information about my research, teaching philosophy and current discussions related to the topics above.


This event is presented by the Department of Information Studies and cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)