SAN FRANCISCO -- Google image searches for "three black teenagers" and "three white teenagers" get very different results, raising troubling questions about how racial bias in society and the media is reflected online.
Kabir Alli, an 18-year-old graduating senior from Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Va., posted a video clip on Twitter this week of a Google image search for "three black teenagers" which turned up an array of police mugshots. He and friends then searched for "three white teenagers," and found groups of smiling young people.
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Five-year-old Haley Moore had been playing with her father's handgun, police said. Moore told investigators that he had left his .45-caliber gun out on a table in the home, the station reported.