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High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

“I get a lot of DMs from people sending racist things their classmates have said online, things people have said in livestreams, on Snapchat stories,” she said. “If I have their Instagram or Snapchat, I’ll post that along with their racist behavior because I believe in having productive conversations. My aim is not to send …

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Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

A YouTube spokeswoman, Andrea Faville, said that Mr. Saladino’s video had received fewer than 5 percent of its views this year, and that it was not being widely recommended by the company’s algorithms. Mr. Saladino recently reposted the video to Facebook, where it has gotten several million more views. In some ways, social media has …

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Amazon Touts AI for Social Distancing Amid Worker Complaints

Porter says that using algorithms to check whether workers are following Amazon’s workplace rules fits with a management catchphrase of Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos: “Good intentions don’t work, but mechanisms do.” Some Amazon workers say the company’s intentions and mechanisms are both failing to keep them safe. Those workers have talked with WIRED and other …

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