Facial Recognition: A Sonnet

Advocacy group scans D.C. faces to prove a point.

Dweebs and Dogs
Nov 18 · 1 min read
Image by Fight for the Future

A horde of volunteers in costumes white
Descended on the Capitol last week.
If you had come within their line of sight
Their database might know you look unique.

Some 14,000 faces have been scanned
(They emphasize they didn’t ask consent)
To say it’s creepy and they want it banned
And they want Congress feeling discontent.

They caught one politician on the screen
But much more common were the false alarms.
If you were there last Thursday in DC
Look for your face at CongressScan.com.

They’ll soon delete the images they’re seeing—
They say because they’re decent human beings.

(Nathan)

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Janani Mohan, Isvari Mohan Maranwe, and Nathaniel Maranwe. Our dog is Rishi. We are YouTubers online and in policy/the law IRL. www.dweebsanddogs.com

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