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Match, Grindr, Hinge: Dating apps debate race filters as discriminating or empowering

Amid a revolution of business reactions to protests against authorities brutality, homosexual relationship apps are nixing race-based filters in a bid to fight discrimination to their platforms. However the world’s biggest online dating company is alternatively protecting the controversial filters in order to enable minorities, leaving a debate about whether or not the function should occur at all.

A week ago Grindr stated it will probably eliminate its ethnicity filter within the next launch of its computer software to “stand in solidarity because of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.” The statement arrived per week after George Floyd, a man that is black passed away following a officer kneeled on their throat for 8 mins and 46 seconds.

The following day, gay dating app Scruff pledged to eliminate its cultural filters to “fight against systemic racism and historic oppression associated with the Black community,” the business composed on Twitter. Continue Reading…