WSJ: Facebook will test the algorithms on the subject of racial discrimination

Company Facebook intends to check whether the existing social networks algorithms can lead to discrimination on racial grounds and to remedy these defects, according to the Wall Steet Journal, citing individuals familiar with the situation.

The team, which will deal with issues of "equality and inclusion", was created in the company owned by Facebook and her Instagram app. As the newspaper notes, the experts intend to check algorithms, in particular, machine learning systems, affect national minorities.

"The movement for racial justice is very important for our company", - said the representative of the Instagram Vishal Shah. "Any bias in our systems and rules prevent to provide a platform for expression to all people," he added.

Facebook is one of the largest social networks in the world. Was founded in February 2004, the 19-year-old American student mark Zuckerberg. Instagram is a free app for sharing photos and videos with elements of social network that allows you to take pictures and videos, apply filters, and distribute them through your service and a number of other social networks. Owned Facebook.