Incident 301: Teenager at Broward College Allegedly Wrongfully Accused of Cheating via Remote Proctoring

Description: Broward College’s use of remote proctoring system and reliance on its flagging algorithm allegedly led to a wrongful accusation of academic dishonesty in a biology exam of a Florida teenager.


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Alleged: Honorlock developed an AI system deployed by Broward College, which harmed unnamed Florida teenager.

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Khoa Lam

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Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met · 2022

A Florida teenager taking a biology class at a community college got an upsetting note this year. A start-up called Honorlock had flagged her as acting suspiciously during an exam in February. She was, she said in an email to The New York T…


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