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Cite as: 5 GEO. L. TECH. REV. 37 (2021)

Suggesting that it is possible to determine a person’s interior characteristics or future social outcomes based on their facial expressions, body movements, and other characteristics is not backed by scientific consensus.1 Technologies that aim to do so often reflect discredited and racist pseudoscientific practices, including physiognomy, phrenology, and other forms of race science.2 These practices interpret physical differences between people as signs of their inner worth and character, and use this to justify oppression, subjugation, and inequality.3

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