Home Office to scrap ‘racist algorithm’ for UK visa applicants | The Guardian

Tool helped create hostile environment for migrants and ‘speedy boarding for white people’The Home Office is to scrap a controversial decision-making algorithm thatmigrants’ rights campaigners claim created a “hostile environment” for people applying for UK visas.The “streaming algorithm” which campaigners have described as racist has been used since 2015 to process visa applications to the UK. It will be abandoned from Friday, according to a letter from Home Office solicitors seen by the Guardian. Continue reading…

Tool helped create hostile environment for migrants and ‘speedy boarding for white people’

The Home Office is to scrap a controversial decision-making algorithm thatmigrants’ rights campaigners claim created a “hostile environment” for people applying for UK visas.

The “streaming algorithm” which campaigners have described as racist has been used since 2015 to process visa applications to the UK. It will be abandoned from Friday, according to a letter from Home Office solicitors seen by the Guardian.

Continue reading…


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