FaceApp Retracts Race Filter Update
A popular selfie application that uses face recognition is backtracking on their latest updated after offending folks.
FaceApp offered spanking new “race” filters. The filters changed people’s facial features to “Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian.” Yikes! That didn’t go over well with it’s users, accusing the company of racism.
Who the heck thought that was a good idea? Folks were taken aback by the update to say the least. What use would anyone have anyhow in changing their race in a photo. Was Catfish not advanced already???
According to the Telegraph UK, the Russia-based company at first denied claims the new ethnic filters were racist, saying they do not have positive or negative stereotypes associated with them. It later added the “controversial” filters would be removed.
Do you think the company was being racist or was it an innocent mistake?