Mozilla Releases Internet Health Report 2020

Racial bias, lack of transparency, gig work play starring roles

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Mozilla released its Internet Health Report 2020 Thursday, focusing on what it called “an online ecosystem that is increasingly compromised by racial bias, misinformation and anti-worker policies, but one that still has the potential to create a more just, equitable and humane society.”

The fourth edition of the annual report from Mozilla focuses on three major threats to the health of the internet.

  • Built-in racial bias is exacerbating discrimination: Mozilla wrote, “Example after example revealed that the internet and artificial intelligence are neither colorblind nor neutral,” pointing out that facial recognition technology often misidentifies dark-skinned faces, while results from search engines reinforce harmful stereotypes, and adding that the work force in the tech industry “remains overwhelmingly homogenous.”


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