Facebook has apologized after publishing an algorithm that asked users if they wanted to “keep watching primate videos” in a video featuring black men.
A video posted on the platform by the Daily Mail on June 27 showed clips of black men fighting with white civilians and police officers.
A spokesperson for the social media giant said on Saturday that the claim was “a clear and unacceptable error”.
they added Facebook social network He is investigating the cause and in the meantime he has completely disabled the topic recommendation feature.
“As we improve our AI, we know it’s not perfect and we’re making more progress. We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations,” the spokesperson added.
“We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations.”
It comes after Darcy Groves, the former director of Facebook content design, told the New York Times that a friend sent her a screenshot of the router.
Ms Groves said she then posted it in a product feedback forum for current and former company employees, prompting the company to look at the “root cause”.
last year Twitter opened an investigation After users claimed that the image cropping feature favored the faces of white people.
Over the summer, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram came under fire when three English players, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka,… They were the target of racist posts on social media After skipping penalties in the Euro 2020 finals.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Facebook employees also organized A hypothetical strike last year To protest the company’s inaction on President Donald Trump’s position on the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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