Twitter issues cash bounty challenge for undoing 'racist' photo cropping
Twitter just issued a new challenge that will pays people to actually do some good.As part of the hacker conference DEF CON beginning Aug. 5, Twitter has announced a challenge to the hacking/coding community to help the company make the algorithm that crops the platform’s photos less (apparently) racist.
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For photos attached to tweets that are a larger or different shape than the thumbnail proportions, a Twitter algorithm chooses what portion of the image to show in the tweet’s preview. In Sept. 2020, Twitter users pointed out that this algorithm appeared to more consistently show