Twitter sent a letter on Tuesday to the controversial American company Clearview AI, in which the social medium demands that the company stop copying photos from the platform, reports The New York Times . In addition, Twitter requires Clearview to delete all images and other data already collected.
Clearview has been under magnifying glass in the United States since Saturday after The New York Times published an article stating that the company copied more than three billion images of social media, among other things. This method is also known as scraping .
The American company would apply facial recognition to the database to link the photos to the identity of people. Clearview claims that its face recognition software is used by six hundred police units and other government organizations, but BuzzFeed News says this claim is exaggerated on Thursday.
Twitter calls scraping the photos of its social medium a violation of its terms. A lawyer from Clearview tells The New York Times that it is looking at Twitter's demand and "will respond adequately"