Twitter investigates racial bias in image previews

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Twitter is investigating after users discovered its picture-cropping algorithm sometimes prefers white faces to black ones. Users noticed when two photos – one of a black face the other of a white one – were in the same post, Twitter often showed only the white face on mobile. Twitter said it had tested for racial and gender bias during the algorithm’s development. But it added: “It’s clear that we’ve got more analysis to do.”