LA Photographer Blames Algorithmic Bias For Shutdown Of IG Account

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Taken for Rolling Stone magazine. “Homegirls” or “Cholas” associated with the Venice 13 (also V13), a Mexican American street gang. (Photo by: Merrick Morton)

Instagram Shuts Down LA Photographer’s Account; He Claims Algorithmic Bias

The popular social media app Instagram and its parent company, Meta, use artificial intelligence to moderate content.  But there are growing concerns that the “training data” for AI is biased against women and people of color.  A Los Angeles photographer thinks this “algorithmic bias” is part of the reason Instagram disabled his account.
Reporter: Beth Tribolet, KQED

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Bill That Would Ban Hand-Counting Of Ballots Awaits Governor’s Signature

The California legislature has passed a bill that would ban the hand-counting of ballots in most elections. The legislation was targeted specifically at Northern California’s Shasta County, where supervisors did away with Dominion voting machines earlier this year. 
Reporter: Roman Battaglia, Jefferson Public Radio 

Winter Rains Severely Impact Cotton Crop In Central Valley

Much of the world’s highest quality cotton is grown in the San Joaquin Valley. But the return of Tulare Lake could have a devastating impact on the Central Valley’s cotton industry.
Reporter: Kerry Klein, KVPR