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Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by Virginia Eubanks

Excellent, heart-breaking examples how tech algorithms are used against the poor, coloured, and sick to deny them government benefits they are entitled to all under the guise of 'stopping fraud', or 'helping those most deserving'. It's ridiculous that people can think we can split homeless people into deserving and not deserving help. All human beings deserve a place to live, a decent job, and health care.

This book should wake up those in non-targeted groups because once governments finish beta testing these techs against the poor, they could, and probably will, turn them against the rest of the population too.

Rating: ★★★★★ Book #19 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge

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