Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men

Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men, by Jim Waterson.

The Financial Times is automatically warning its journalists if their articles quote too many men, in an attempt to force writers to look for expert women to include in their pieces.

The media organisation found that only 21% of people quoted in the FT were women, prompting the development of a bot that uses pronouns and analysis of first names to determine whether a source is male or a female. Section editors will then be alerted if they are not doing enough to feature women in their stories.

Meritocracy and equality of opportunity are on the way out. Equality of outcome is a natural corollary of the left’s identity group politics.