Fox cancels O.J. Simpson murder porn [VIDEO]

After the mountains of bad press (including its own Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo), after a dozen Fox affiliates just flat-out refused to run the OJ interview, and after book sales weren't as impressive as expected, NewsCorp cancelled its OJ multimedia murder-porn carnival (first vid is Fox's promo... er, coverage of its own interview from last week and second is my local public access star doing on-the-street interviews with Brooklynites re: OJ, did it or didn't...).

According to the AP:

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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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