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University of Technology Sydney

Heather Ford is an Associate Professor and is currently Head of Discipline for Digital and Social Media at the University of Technology Sydney�s School of Communication. She has a background working for global technology corporations and non-profits in the US, UK, South Africa and Kenya as executive director of iCommons, co-founder of Creative Commons South Africa, Google policy fellow and Ushahidi ethnographer. Her research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies and the ways in which they might be better designed to prevent misinformation, social exclusion, and epistemic injustice. She is the co-founder of Creative Commons South Africa, a former advisory board member of the Wikimedia Foundation and a former fellow in the Stanford Reuters Digital Entrepreneurship programme. She has published in a variety of journals including Big Data and Society, New Media and Society, the International Journal of Communications, Social Studies of Science and a number of Advanced Computer Machinery (ACM) journals. Her first book, "Writing the Revolution" was published by MIT Press.

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