The Post Office scandal and machine morality
Never outsource your ethical reflection to a computer
The Post Office scandal is all the worst of things about our legal system combined with all the worst things about our reliance on technology.
Between 1999 and 2015 something like 900 sub-postmasters were prosecuted for false accounting and theft based on faulty accounting software. The Post Office then lied and tried to cover it up. One reason the stor…