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How search algorithms shape our visual world

Dec 2, 2021
Stock images are everywhere. What implicit biases are they reinforcing?
iStock’s search results for "hand isolated." Though some token people of color appear, most photos show white people.
Screenshot made in October 2021 by Shoshana Gordon

Getty Images gives the web 35 million pictures as a free sample

Mar 6, 2014
The stock-photo giant switches from suing bloggers for borrowing images... to encouraging them.