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Amazon shuts down smart home after hate speech allegation

16 June 2023

5:00 AM

16 June 2023

5:00 AM

News of Amazon allegedly locking out a smart home user over hate speech allegations is raising questions about technocratic overreach.

Microsoft engineer, Brandon Jackson, said he was denied access to his smart home devices after Amazon accused him of making racist comments to a delivery driver.

The 7-day lockout took place in late May.

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