According to an announcement of the social networking platform, the application decided to become more active, considering the challenges faced by minorities on both Facebook platforms, but also possible racial discrimination that may exist in the algorithms of applications and their products.
The move comes at a time when social media is under increasing pressure to fight hate speech on its website after his murder George floyd by the police, of a colored 46-year-old from Minneapolis.
Civil rights groups have criticized the company for not doing enough to tackle hate speech, forcing big advertisers to stop promoting advertisements on Facebook this month as part of the campaign.
Colored users and other minorities have also complained that their racist posts are mistakenly labeled by the company for hate speech. THE Mark Luckie, former Director of the social networking site, who is colored, accused him that "disappointed»Its colored users. He even stressed that there is theory how the content these minorities are abolished more than other groups.
«The racial justice movement is a real initiative for our company. Any bias in systems and our policies run counter to the purpose of the platform, which is for everyone to express themselves,"He said Vishal Shah, Vice President of Instagram.
Instagram creates a new group focusing on "ensuring justice and fair product development». The group is called Equity and will work with the team AI of Facebook. Instagram employees will also support equality-promoting features, such as tools that help different businesses.
Facebook creates the product group Inclusivity and recently launched a board that will help integrate the views of colored users and other minorities as it develops new products.
Η Wall Street Journal, who cited the creation of the new groups, said the study of racial discrimination was a "controversial" issue on Facebook and Instagram in the past. An indoor research revealed that users whose activity indicated they were colored had 50% more likely than other users to deactivate their accounts. Instagram addressed the issue, but barred further research into the matter.
Facebook has expressed its concerns about reliability of the parameters used to determine a user's race. As part of the investigation, the employees examined the "multicultural correlation»Users who have previously suggested to advertisers users who may be interested in advertising, based Spanish and Asian American communities and African Americans.
Social media has given users a "multicultural correlation»Based on their activity on the platform.
In 2017, the company turned off advertisers' ability to target users with "multicultural correlation" due to concerns that advertisers might use the tool to exclude individuals of specific races.
Facebook said its work to investigate and address possible racial discrimination is still ongoing early stages, but plans to share more information in the coming months.