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How surveillance technologies and neighborhood watch apps are capturing and reflecting communities’ prejudices

Bloch, Stefano (2021) How surveillance technologies and neighborhood watch apps are capturing and reflecting communities’ prejudices. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (10 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Alongside the rise of social media, the last decade has seen significant growth in home surveillance technologies and community surveillance apps. Stefano Bloch takes a close look at one such app, Nextdoor, finding that it worsens neighborhood paranoia around imagined threats, which are often racialised, and operates as an unsanctioned surveillance tool for many US police forces.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 11:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112380

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