Amazon Algorithm Helps Bomb Makers

Amazon’s shopping algorithm is helping bomb makers create their weapons.

“Amazon’s online shopping algorithm can guide users to purchase potentially lethal bomb-making ingredients, according to an investigation by U.K. broadcaster Channel 4.

The news organization said its investigations team had found that Amazon’s algorithm guided users to the “necessary chemical combinations” by suggesting other ingredients that could be used to make explosives and incendiary devices.

It found that ingredients that could be used to make such devices were suggested for purchase under the “Frequently bought together” section of Amazon’s online marketplace.” [READ MORE]

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