Facebook Audit Exposes Algorithm Biases in Policing Speech

Facebook this week released the results of its long-awaited civil rights audit, which was two years in the making. While most of the report focuses on issues of workplace diversity and content policies, an entire chapter is devoted to algorithmic bias, and references to the company's growing reliance on artificial intelligence to moderate its platform are woven throughout the report's 89 pages. As Silicon Valley increasingly outsources censorship to opaque AI algorithms, what are the possible inadvertent consequences for democracy?

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