Twitter apologises for 'racist' image-cropping algorithm

Twitter apologises for 'racist' image-cropping algorithm

Alex Hern 21/09/2020

Users highlight examples of feature automatically focusing on white faces over black ones

Twitter has apologised for a “racist” image cropping algorithm, after users discovered the feature was automatically focusing on white faces over black ones.

The company says it had tested the service for bias before it started using it, but now accepts that it didn’t go far enough.

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