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Racist Algorithms Still Flourish in 2020

It's more than just math

It’s understandable to think that algorithms that power Google searches or determine who gets an organ transplant can’t be racist or cause harm because they’re just math. But research has shown time and time again that algorithms pick up and echo the structural racism present in our society.

Investigative tech outlet The Markup wrote about some of 2020's most egregious examples of racist algorithms, including those used in policing.




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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