Photo may have been deleted

SOPA/Getty Images

Twitter has responded to reports that its image cropping algorithm is biased to favor Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

Twitter was criticized last year after some users noticed the image cropping algorithm favored Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

In a new post on Twitter's official blog, the leftist social media platform admitted its image algorithm favored white people and women.

"We tested for bias before shipping the model & didn't find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing," a Twitter engineer wrote. "But it's clear that we've got more analysis to do. We'll continue to share what we learn, what actions we take, & will open source it so others can review and replicate."

The statement was in response to a 2020 post comparing two images of Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell.

In both examples, the Twitter algorithm favored the senator over the former president -- even though their positions are switched in the two photos.

Photo may have been deleted

Twitter

In March, Twitter made a change to the mobile version of the platform that shows the full photo instead of a cropped image.

The image cropping algorithm will soon be removed from Twitter, Complex.com reports.

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump called out LeBron James for his "racist rant" about the Columbus officer who shot a troubled teenager.

Ma'Khia Barnes, 16, was shot four times by Officer Nick Reardon as she raised a knife to stab a woman during a fight outside a foster care group home on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred about an hour before former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

James posted a photo of Officer Reardon and tweeted "YOU'RE NEXT" with the hashtag "ACCOUNTABILITY".

15 minutes later, James deleted the tweet and explained that he wrote the tweet out of anger.

Trump issued a statement on Thursday calling out James for inciting violence with his tweet.

"LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA," Trump said in a statement. "His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning," he continued. "He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!"

Trump was among a plethora of celebrities, professional athletes, and politicians who called James out for his tweet.

Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Claudia Jordan deleted her tweet and apologized after saying DMX had died. But reports have emerged that he is still on life support.

DMX is in a vegetative state in an intensive care unit in White Plains, NY, after suffering a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose.

According to reports, brain scans show very little brain activity. If that's the case, the rapper is no longer with us. But Jordan jumped the gun by tweeting out he is dead before the family acknowledged he was taken off life support.

"Rest in Paradise DMX," she wrote on Tuesday, April 6.

Photo may have been deleted

Maybe she knows something the public doesn't know? Still, it's common decency to wait until the family releases a statement acknowledging that he was taken off of life support.

Twitter was not having any of the disrespect toward a rap legend who is still above ground. Fans tore the former beauty queen a new one.

"Now look at you getting chewed up," tweeted one follower. Another follower added: "Chewed up like a dollar store steak."

Photo may have been deleted

Photo may have been deleted

Photo may have been deleted

Photo may have been deleted

Photo may have been deleted

Photo may have been deleted

Prince Williams/Wireimage

Rapper DaBaby claims his Twitter account was hacked after he sent a threatening tweet over the weekend.

The incident happened on Saturday night, when the pint-sized rapper threatened to beat down anyone and happily pay a lawsuit.

TM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

"Ion know who need to hear this, but I'll slap da f*** out any one of you ni**as and pay the lawsuit. Lol noooo cap."

Many of his followers accepted the challenge in exchange for a lawsuit settlement.

Realizing his error, DaBaby followed up his tweet the next day by claiming his Twitter was hacked.

"My Twitter was hacked last night," he wrote alongside a laughing emoji.

A novelist who claimed Melania Trump cheated on President Trump for years has been exposed as a fraud. Monica Byrne, who writes science fiction books, wrote a series of unconfirmed tweets on Tuesday, accusing the first lady of having an affair with Tiffany's head of security.

Read more »