Twitter Apologizes for Racist Image-Cropping Algorithm

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Evelyn Berg:

This news article published in The Guardian covers Twitter’s response to a racist image cropping algorithm that automatically focused on White faces over Black ones. The article notes that Twitter isn’t the first or only technology company struggling to explain the racist basis of its algorithms, and discusses similar issues in the Google Photos service. This article calls to attention the continuing failure of large tech firms with structurally addressing the racist assumptions undergirding their technology.

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