Hillary's Politics are sooo 1984 [VIDEO]

With more than 400,000 views, a web video made by a Barack Obama supporter on YouTube is flying aroung the 'Net. An adaption of an Apple ad from 2004, itself an adaption of an ad from 1984 (see original here), the video lays out what many have said before... there's something deeply inauthentic about her and her politics.

Meanwhile, in the real world, Barack Obama drew a crowd of 10,000+ in Oakland over the weekend. New America Media has some pictures and here are some more from Flickr.

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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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