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July 02, 2015

Google apologizes for racist photo auto-tag after app erroneously labels two black people as gorillas

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Google apologies for racist auto-tag in photo app

Google offered a public apology to a customer via Twitter after its new photo app allegedly auto-tagged two black people as gorillas. 

Twitter user @jackyalcine tweeted out a photo collection of several auto-tagged images, including one of two people tagged as gorillas, along with a message calling Google out on the mishap.

Jonathan Zunger, a chief architect at Google according to his Twitter account, responded to the tweet with an explanation and apology. 

Zunger also said Google was working to fix the error, which was the result of an algorithm glitch, The Guardian reports.

Read the full The Guardian article here.