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Twitter’s image-cropping algorithm marginalizes elderly, disabled, and Arabic

10/08/2021

A Twitter algorithm that favored light-skinned faces has now been shown to perpetuate a range of further biases. The algorithm estimated whom a person would want to see first in a picture so the image could be cropped to a suitable size on Twitter. But it was ditched after users found it chose white faces over Black...
A Twitter algorithm that favored light-skinned faces has now been shown to perpetuate a range of further biases. The algorithm estimated whom a person would want to see first in a picture so the image could be cropped to a suitable size on Twitter. But it was ditched after users found it chose white faces over Black ones. Trying a horrible experiment… Which will the Twitter algorithm pick: Mitch McConnell or Barack Obama? pic.twitter.com/bR1GRyCkia — Tony “Abolish ICE” Arcieri 🦀 (@bascule) September 19, 2020 Twitter sought to identify further potential harms in the model by launching the industry’s first algorithmic bias…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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