- Ina Fried
- Nov 16
Critics call for Trump to abandon plan for "extreme vetting" software
Trump addresses the nation after his trip to Asia. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP
The Trump Administration's plan to use software to automate the "extreme vetting" of those looking to come to the U.S. has drawn widespread criticism from technologist and civil liberties groups who say it will invariably lead to discrimination.
Why it matters: While software has the potential to spot things that human investigation might not, it also holds the potential to simply automate discriminatory practices.