26 May

“Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist”

“Earlier this week, Google Maps suffered the latest in series of embarrassing occurrences. It was discovered that when searching for “n***a house” and “n***a king,” Maps returned a surprising location: the White House. A search for “slut’s house” led to an Indiana women’s dorm.”

Read: Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist

20 May

“Flickr Fixing ‘Racist’ Auto-Tagging Feature After Black Man Mislabeled ‘Ape'”

“Flickr is drawing heat for the auto-tagging feature it launched earlier this month. The “advanced image recognition” system has been making some pretty embarrassing and offensive mistakes, including tagging a portrait of a black man with the word “ape.”

Read: Flickr Fixing ‘Racist’ Auto-Tagging Feature After Black Man Mislabeled ‘Ape’

07 May

“Facebook says its algorithms aren’t responsible for your online echo chamber”

“In 2011, progressive activist and author Eli Pariser told an unsettling story about the way that social networks could be skewing our view of the world. “I’ve always gone out of my way to meet conservatives,” he said at a TED Talk.”

Read: Facebook says its algorithms aren’t responsible for your online echo chamber

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