Top Music Artists Join Boycott of Facial Recognition Venues
Over 100 music artists, including Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, have joined forces in a powerful boycott against concert venues that employ facial recognition technology. The artists, citing concerns over privacy infringement and increased discrimination, have taken a stand to advocate for the elimination of face-scanning technology at live events. Rolling Stone first reported this significant development.
The boycott is organized by Fight for the Future, a digital rights advocacy group, with the ultimate goal of eradicating facial recognition technology from all live events. Alongside the founding members of Rage Against the Machine, notable artists such as Speedy Ortiz, Anti-Flag, Boots Riley, and Deerhoof have pledged their support, joined by more than 80 others. The complete list of participating artists can be found on the Fight for the Future website.