Tech platforms vowed to address racial equity: how have they fared?

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Amazon issued statements in response to Black Lives Matter this year but did they follow through?

Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality, some of the largest technology corporations waded into the anti-racism movement with slickly worded corporate declarations that “Black Lives Matter”.

Those tech platforms are now facing increased pressure to back those promises with action – both on and off their platforms.

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