Becca Ricks

Head of Open Source Research and Investigations

Becca Ricks is the Head of Open Source Research & Investigations at Mozilla Foundation, where she explores how people engage in forms of resistance and exercise control over platform algorithms. She is a researcher-programmer-artist taking a critical approach to the design of AI/ML technologies.

Latest research

  • Global-Elections

    Mozilla’s Elections Casebook

    Feb. 27, 2024
    Elections / Platform accountability

    Mozilla's Elections Casebook scrutinizes what steps platforms have taken to protect election integrity globally. Case studies explore the impact of platform policies and interventions.

  • YouTube User Control Study OG

    Does This Button Work? Investigating YouTube's ineffective user controls

    Sept. 20, 2022
    Platform accountability / AI fairness, accountability, and transparency / Tech policy & regulation

    Powered by 22,722 volunteers, Mozilla scrutinized YouTube to determine how much control people actually have over the platform’s recommendation algorithm. This is what we learned.

  • AI

    Trustworthy AI White Paper

    Dec. 15, 2020
    AI fairness, accountability, and transparency

    A Mozilla white paper on challenges and opportunities in the AI era.

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