University of Kentucky (University of Kentucky School of Information Science)
Log Number: LG-12-19-0051-19
The University of Kentucky School of Information Science will host a forum on internet filtering, digital literacy, and disparate access to information. The proposal seeks to address internet filtering by examining the lack of research and knowledge about internet filtering in the U.S.; negative impacts on digital literacy; and disparate effects of filtering along socioeconomic lines. This project consists of three parts: a pre-symposium (first) virtual meeting, a two-day symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, and a post-symposium (final) virtual meeting. This proposed national symposium will investigate the interlocking problems of internet filtering, digital literacy, and information poverty.