Ads, Algorithms and Marginalized Communities

May 12, 2021  • Aspen Digital

Disinfo Discussions: Olivier Sylvain

Commission on Information Disorder Project Director Ryan Merkley discusses ad targeting, algorithms and marginalized communities with Olivier Sylvain. A professor at Fordham University School of Law, Sylvain centers his research on communications law and policy. Some of his most recent popular writing, scholarship, and public speaking has been on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and the social impacts of AI and targeted advertising tools.

This session is part of a series of expert briefings hosted in tandem with our Commission on Information Disorder to help make sense of the various facets of the information crisis. “Disinfo Discussions” is designed as a resource for the commissioners as well as the broader public. To learn more about the Commission, visit, and follow¬†us on Twitter at @AspenDigital.