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A spokesperson for Twitter has issued an apology for the social networking site’s “racist” photo algorithm.
The algorithm in question comes into play when a user tweets a photo that is too large to properly display as a preview — then the algorithm kicks in to try to place in the preview the most important part of the photo (instead of randomly selecting, for example, the middle or top of the photo). Twitter users alleged that, when a photo is posted with both a black person and a white person, the Twitter algorithm is biased in selecting the image of the white person as the part that displays in the preview image.
The article goes on to state the following:
The issue was initially brought to light when Colin Madland, a white education tech researcher, tweeted about how Zoom cropped a black person out of a call because it reportedly wouldn’t detect the black face as a human face. When he tweeted his picture of himself and a black colleague together, he noticed that the preview image selected by Twitter displayed only his face.
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