Tinder users will soon be able to access a background check database

Found on Engadget on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
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f you're not familiar with Garbo, it was founded by Kathryn Kosmides, a "survivor of gender-based violence" who wanted to make it easier to find information about people you may connect with online.

For example, Garbo recently announced that it was excluding drug possession charges from its platform. One of the reasons it gave was that the imprisonment rate for African Americans on drug charges is almost six times that for white people.

How is that supposed to be fair? You cannot just ignore a criminial record simply because it does not reflect your view of the world. Plus, allowing everybody to submit data will open up a box full of libel and slander.