UPDATED: Iraq is now the deadliest war ever — for journalists.

It looks like that number just crept up a bit. Waleed Khaled, a Reuters soundman was shot in the head and killed while his cameraman Haider Khadem was wounded. According to Reuters colleagues who arrived shortly after the shooting Khaled was alive when the soldiers arrived but they refused to give him water or medical attention and forced them to sit in the hot sun.

Magpie reports: "According to Reporters without Borders, 56 journalists or assistants have been killed since the war in Iraq began, with the deaths occurring at a much faster rate than during the Vietnam War."

"While 63 journalists lost their lives in Vietnam, those deaths came over a period of 20 years. The 66 deaths in Iraq have happened in less than 3 years."

RPB also notes that two journalists are missing -- both for over a year. (Pacific Views)

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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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