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What dating apps are doing to fight bias

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Dating platforms are rolling out design features to mitigate the impact of offline prejudices migrating onto dating apps.

Why it matters: Though online dating can connect us to types of people we wouldn’t ordinarily meet, bias and discrimination among users can turn people away from dating altogether.

Report: Trump's DOJ weighs cutting of anti-discrimination regulations

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The Justice Department is weighing a rollback of civil rights regulations designed to protect against discrimination, The Washington Post reports.

Driving the news: An internal DOJ memo directed senior civil rights officials to determine if it would be possible to change or remove "disparate impact" regulations from the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which deem actions as discriminatory even if discrimination was not intended. The Education Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are considering similar action, per WashPost.

Go deeper: Report finds protections for minority voters have plunged since 2013

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