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Google accused of racism after black names are 25% more likely to bring up adverts for criminal records checks

 
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Google accused of racism after black names are 25% more likely to bring up adverts for criminal records checks
Google has been accused of racism after allegedly linking names usually associated with black people to adverts related to criminality.

A Harvard University professor found 'significant discrimination' after comparing the adverts which appear when searching a typically black name compared with those for typically white names.

Findings showed that names typically associated with black people were 25 per cent more likely to bring up adverts related to criminality.
The study by Latanya Sweeney contrasted online searches using names such as 'Ebony' and 'DeShawn,' with those such as 'Jill' and 'Geoffrey.'

She found that adverts posted alongside search results for names likely to belong to black people were more likely to offer services like background checks for arrests and criminal records
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Ever see any but a white guy as the burglar in the ads?
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Ever see any but a white guy as the burglar in the ads?
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never notice, don't pay attention to any ads
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"significant discrimination" in you imagination. 25% is conservative.
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Re: Google accused of racism after black names are 25% more likely to bring up adverts for criminal records checks
Not racist when it's not a unknown fact they lead the races in crimes.
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Not racist when it's not a unknown fact they lead the races in crimes.
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Not racist when it's not a unknown fact they lead the races in crimes.
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Political correctness is bullshit. Thought control. Tyranny of the mind.


Here is the cold hard brutal truth. Most stereotypes are extremely true and can be backed up by cold hard facts. Bottom line is:

Tyrone is more likely to be a criminal then David.
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Not racist when it's not a unknown fact they lead the races in crimes.
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Re: Google accused of racism after black names are 25% more likely to bring up adverts for criminal records checks
"significant discrimination" in you imagination. 25% is conservative.
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very conservative

it basically amounts to discrimination against whites considering the crime to race ratios recorded by the FBI

based on REAL statistics, blacks should appear 7x more often than whites in those ads, not 25% more
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Ever see any but a white guy as the burglar in the ads?
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That was always good for a laugh.


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Re: Google accused of racism after black names are 25% more likely to bring up adverts for criminal records checks
Pretty sure that the Goog responds to cookies left in your computer after doing searches or visiting webpages, not on the spelling of your name.

If black folks don't want ads targetted at their viewing interests they should buy a cookie manager and remove them.

Browser cookies aren't enough anymore.

I learned about this problem after a family member used my computer to hunt for colleges out of state. Suddenly all my banners were about college - and the emails!

Those folks may be trolling for easy money, but they're going to get up-ended on this one.
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