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Tarleton Gillespie

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Communication

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Selected Publications

  • Gillespie, T. L. (2017). Regulation of and by platforms. p. 254-278 The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Jean Burgess, Thomas Poell, and Alice Marwick (ed.), SAGE, London, United Kingdom .
  • Gillespie, T. L. (2016). #trendingistrending: When Algorithms Become Culture. Algorithmic Cultures: Essays on Meaning, Performance and New TechnologiesRobert Seyfert and Jonathan Roberge (ed.), Routledge, London.
  • Gillespie, T. L. (2014). The Relevance of Algorithms. Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, and Kirsten Foot (ed.), MIT Press.
  • Gillespie, T. L. (2018). Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media. p. 296 Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
  • Gillespie, T. L., Boczkowski, P., & Foot, K. (2014). Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Gillespie, T. L. (2007). Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Moderation is the Commodity. The Governance and Regulation of Information Platforms. February 2018. Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy , Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. United States.
  • At Scale and under Pressure: How Social Media Moderate, Choreograph, and Censor Public Discourse. June 2017. Canadian Communication Association.
  • Exceptional Platforms. Platform Society. September 2016. Oxford Internet Institute. Oxford, UK.
  • What We Mean by ‘Algorithm'. Disciplines, Technologies, and Algorithms. May 2015. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
  • #trendingistrending: A Look at Algorithmic Measures of Public Discourse. International Conference on Algorithmic Cultures. June 2014. Universität Konstanz. Konstanz, Germany.
  • Resistance to+through Platforms. Internet Research 14.0. October 2013. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Denver, CO.
  • Censorship by Algorithm. Governing Algorithms. May 2013. New York University. New York, NY.
  • Toward a Sociology of Algorithms. March 2012. Complex Systems Institute (IXXI), École normale supérieure de Lyon. Lyon, France.

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