United States tech giant Amazon says it is temporarily suspending US police from being able to use its controversial facial recognition technology for a year.
The company has been criticised for supporting the George Floyd protesters while promoting a tool that can lead to racial profiling of African Americans.
Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.
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George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.