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Discrimination related to "edge cases."


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Bias and Discrimination

AI design choices that leave a margin of error and allow so-called "edge cases" might endanger and discriminate against the communities representing those cases. In 2020, Facebook’s automated content moderation system flagged posts from Nigerian activists protesting the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a controversial police agency that activists say routinely carry out extrajudicial killings against young Nigerians, because the acronym “SARS†was listed by Facebook’s algorithm to be misinformation about the COVID-19 virus.

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