T-shirt pro­ducer re­moves swastika de­sign, pledges to add over­sight

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Teespring has re­moved a rain­bow swas- tika T-shirt from its site and says it is ad­ding lay­ers of over­sight to pre­vent peo­ple from of­fer­ing of­fen­sive de­signs for sale.

The com­pany al­lows any­one to post a T-shirt de­sign, and if it sells, Teespring will pro­duce it.

The de­signer keeps a por- tion of the sales.

Af­ter im­ages of the shirt cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia, Jewish groups and oth­ers pushed for a boy­cott of the site. Teespring says it didn’t sell any of the de­sign and didn’t profit from it.

Teespring says it typ­i­cally uses key­word de­tec­tion, im­age recog­ni­tion and hu­man re­views to keep of­fen­sive de­signs out, but will add lay­ers of re­view.

Other shirts fea­tur­ing swastikas and im­ages of Adolf Hitler were still on the site Mon­day af­ter­noon, but were re­moved by Tues­day.

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