Ned Lamont wins CT Democratic primary

Chris Matthews delivers the news the netroots movement has been waiting for... LAMONT WINS!

Lamont sneaked by with a four percent margin of victory. Lieberman, during his concession speech, reiterated the fact that he will be running as an independent come November.

While Matthews interviews an MSNBC contributor, he asks, "What do you make of a guy that loses a primary, but says 'I’m running as a sore loser.'"

...hmmm, I guess we know how Matthews feels about Lieberman.

For more on the primary, check out the AlterNet article Lamont's Victory and Lieberman's Insult to Democracy.

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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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