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Lawmaker blasts Amazon’s ‘performative’ support of Black Lives Matter movement [Video]

Amazon, which last week imposed a one-year ban on selling its controversial facial-recognition technology to the police, is being called out for a "performative" gesture amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

That technology, known as Rekogntiion, has long drawn the ire of racial justice groups and civil liberties advocates, who claim it is biased against black people and should not be sold to law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

“Corporations have been quick to share expressions of support for the Black Lives Matter movement following the public outrage over the murders of Black Americans like George Floyd at the hands of police,” said Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., in a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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“Unfortunately, too many of these gestures have been performative at best. Calling on Congress to regulate facial recognition technology is one of these gestures. However, Amazon – as a global …

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.