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As bias and racism continue to plague child welfare system in US, social workers believe it's time for holistic change
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As bias and racism continue to plague child welfare system in US, social workers believe it's time for holistic change

Black children are taken into foster care at a disproportionately high rate and languish longer before being adopted, reunited with their parents or aging out of the system.

Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR
India

Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR

Estimates of modelling studies are "only as good as" the validity of the epidemiological or statistical model used and accuracy of assumptions made for modelling.

AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem
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AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem

As research has shown, there is a critical link between the development of AI systems which display gender bias and the lack of women in teams that design them.

Immigrants with anglicised names face less bias than those with ethnic names
science

Immigrants with anglicised names face less bias than those with ethnic names

Many immigrants voluntarily change their name from their ethnic names to fit into a new community.

#MeToo never set out to be balanced; movement aimed at making us confront biases on sexual violence and consent
India

#MeToo never set out to be balanced; movement aimed at making us confront biases on sexual violence and consent

#MeToo cannot be balanced because it is finally voicing centuries of sexual violence against people who have been silenced and essentially stripped of their humanity.

Amazon scraps a secret recruiting tool that used machine-learning for gender bias
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Amazon scraps a secret recruiting tool that used machine-learning for gender bias

Amazon's machine-learning specialists uncovered a problem: the recruiting engine didn't like women.

Texas teacher calls police after 6-yr-old boy with Down Syndrome says 'Allah' in class; father alleges discrimination
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Texas teacher calls police after 6-yr-old boy with Down Syndrome says 'Allah' in class; father alleges discrimination

A six-year-old Muslim boy with Down syndrome was feared as a terrorist by his teacher in a US school after he kept repeating 'Allah' and 'boom' in his classroom, a media report said. Mohammad Suleiman was born with Down Syndrome and he has intellectual difficulties, according to his father.

Monika Ghurde's murder coverage highlights cruel biases in Indian media
India

Monika Ghurde's murder coverage highlights cruel biases in Indian media

The Indian media needs a masterclass on how to cover murders without adding sleaze and violating the dignity of the dead, and damaging the sanctity of a crime scene

Facebook offers 'political bias' training to employees
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Facebook offers 'political bias' training to employees

Facebook has started offering "Political Bias" training to its employees to address the concerns that were raised during the trending topics controversy where the social media giant was accused to systematic bias towards conservatives.

If I was African, I would be scared to live in India: What Masonda's murder tells us
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If I was African, I would be scared to live in India: What Masonda's murder tells us

This is how racist we are. We deem it perfectly fine to barge into a person's home just because they are dark-skinned.

Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review
News & Analysis

Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet conservatives on political bias flap
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet conservatives on political bias flap

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet this week with prominent conservatives in the media, a spokesman said, to address allegations of political bias at the popular social networking site.

Facebook's bias could land it in endless litigations around the world
News & Analysis

Facebook's bias could land it in endless litigations around the world

Recent reports of Facebook’s bias against conservative news stories enlisted on its ‘trending list’ created a huge outcry online. The Indian equivalent of such a situation would be Facebook being found to be biased against one political party, suppressing news articles relating to it, while promoting stories of the opposing political party.

Indian man attacked in apparent hate crime in New Jersey
World

Indian man attacked in apparent hate crime in New Jersey

An elderly Indian-American man was attacked and left bleeding on the road in a New Jersey neighborhood in an apparent bias crime by an assailant who has been taken into custody.

Ex-US employees allege 'Hindi bias' in Infosys, file lawsuit
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Ex-US employees allege 'Hindi bias' in Infosys, file lawsuit

Former US employees of Indian software services firm Infosys have filed a lawsuit against it alleging discrimination because of their inability to communicate in Hindi, a charge denied by the company as "false and baseless".

Are Republicans being sore losers by crying media bias?
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Are Republicans being sore losers by crying media bias?

Conservatives have decried the liberal media as one of the reasons for their candidate's loss in the presidential election. Do they have a point?