Facebook labels black men 'primates'
Facebook's topic recommendation algorithm has been asking users watching a Daily Mail video featuring Black men whether they like to '[k]eep seeing videos about Primates.'
The company later apologised for its 'unacceptable error', said it had disabled the recommendation feature responsible for the message, and will look to ensure it does not happen again.
Purpose: Recommend topics
Technology: Topic recommendation
Issue: Bias/discrimination - race