Senior Fellow, Malkia Devich-Cyril, makes the case for why demands to defund police across the nation must also include banning facial recognition and other technology used by law enforcement against Black people.

“As activists have emphasized the long-standing demand to defund police with a more modern call for technology companies to cut ties with law-enforcement agencies, facial-recognition companies face a come-to-Jesus moment of their own. But the companies that are deciding not to sell these controversial products as a powerful protest movement gains traction may be motivated more by a careful calculation of financial and public-relations risks than by concern for Black lives.”

Malkia Devich-Cyril via The Atlantic


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