Facebook, Twitter Move On Babysitter App
(Undated) — Facebook is investigating an app that claims to vet babysitters, and Twitter is blocking it altogether. The app is called Predictim. It offers a service that digs through a prospective babysitter’s social media activity, looking for posts about violence, drugs, or other undesirable content. Critics say trusting algorithms to give advice on whether to hire someone is a bad idea. Earlier this month, Facebook revoked most of Predictim’s access to users after deciding it was violating the social media giant’s policies on using personal data. It’s now investigating whether to block the app permanently. Twitter says it already took that step recently.
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