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Tech Tuesday: Big Tech's Response To Protests Over Racial Injustice

Protesters in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.
Paige Pfleger
Protesters in downtown Columbus on June 1, 2020.

Major technology companies are responding to growing pressure, internally and externally, against how they have handled controversial social media posts and for supplying law enforcement with facial recognition technology.

Twitter has taken steps to flag controversial posts, including those by the President Donald Trump. Facebook has not followed suit, angering employees.

Meanwhile, IBM and Microsoft have announced that they will cease supplying facial recognition technology to police. Amazon has paused on its own program for one year.

Today on Tech Tuesday on “All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss big tech's responses to racial justice protests.


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