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Facebook Ignored Racially Biased Moderation Algorithms

  • NBC News, Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52 AM
Last year, researchers at Facebook were instructed by management to disregard findings that showed racial bias on the part of Instagram’s automated moderation system, and then suspect their work, NBC News reports. Most concerning, “Users on … Instagram in the United States whose activity on the app suggested they were Black were about 50 percent more likely under the new rules to have their accounts automatically disabled by the moderation system than those whose activity indicated they were white.”

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