Gubernator's latest woes

The Gubernator's sordid history may be finally catching up with him in the form of a libel lawsuit filed by British TV personality Anna Richardson. Richardson was one of the women who confirmed Arnie's inability to keep his wandering hands to himself. In her case, Schwarzenegger pulled Richardson on to his lap and allegedly pinched her nipples after an interview on her London set in 2000.

The response was immediate. Schwarzenegger’s team struck right back, "claiming that she’d hopped on his lap, seductively cupping her breasts and asking 'What do you think of these?'" Not a smart move since Richardson immediately filed suit in a British court, which is not as kind to libel defendants as the American legal system.

According to Radar Online, Mr. Muscles has been playing legal dodgeball ever since -- as in literally refusing to accept the service of legal papers for nearly a year:

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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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