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Can Using An App Make You Racist?

In one of Washington, D.C.’s most posh, historic neighborhoods, retailers have turned to technology to stem the rise of shoplifting. Dubbed “Operation GroupMe,” the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) joined with the DC Metro Police Department (MPD) in February last year to introduce a messaging app that all hoped would deter theft from area small businesses. Instead, neighborhood merchants are accused of using the app to racially profile shoppers.
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