Daily Show: Bush back on propaganda offensive

As usual Jon Stewart slices through Bush's latest propaganda effort inside Baghdad's Green Zone and his 'Commander in Hilarious' press conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Fresh off the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi President Bush made a surprise trip to Baghdad and then came back to take questions in the White House Rose Garden. Bush was back to being a cocky funny man cracking jokes with White House stenographers (or reporters, but that's just semantics.) Of course Bush wouldn't be Bush without putting his foot in his mouth.

When 'Los Angeles Times' White House correspondent Peter Wallsten asked a question while wearing sunglasses, I couldn't help but think back to the time when Bush waved to Stevie Wonder.

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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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