Incident 453: Twitter's AI Moderation Tool Misidentified Rockets as Pornography

Description: Twitter's automated content moderation misidentified images of rocket launches as pornographic content, prompting incorrect account suspensions.


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Alleged: Twitter developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Twitter Users.

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Khoa Lam


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.