At Buzzfeed, Quinta Brunson subverts the machine

Via Karen Attiah:

At my job, we have a piece of software that tells us which thumbnail will get the best response for our videos. 9/10 this system will pick a thumb with a white person on it, over a thumb with a black person. The piece of software itself isn’t racist, it’s just recording the views of the world around us. I made it a small goal of mine to start beating that computer software with my face on the thumbnail of my videos. In time, I did. I was making so many videos that people enjoyed, that my face—a black face—became more popular than the default norm. [link]


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