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Twitter’s photo algorithm has been cropping out Black people

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Twitter’s photo algorithm has been cropping out Black peopleTwitter's chief design officer acknowledged over the weekend that the algorithm the company uses to automatically crop photos can unintentionally prioritize white faces over Black ones. Newsweek reports that ad hoc tests run by users first identified the issue. After someone tagged Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis in the thread, he agreed that the company needed to fix the issue. The inquiry began with a Black professor trying to figure out why Zoom kept removing his head when he tried to add a virtual background. Colin Madland said on Friday that he had determined it was due to Zoom's face-detection algorithm. "Turns out...
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