Two fathers from two US states recently went under police investigation over “sexual abuse.” The reason: Google Photos’ algorithm flagged photos of their children, closed their accounts, and automatically reported them to authorities.
The thing is: none of the dads were involved in such despicable crimes. Both cases took place in the middle of COVID-19 lockdowns. The parents photographed their children in order to send the photos to the doctors, but Google couldn’t tell the context which caused them a lot of trouble.
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