GOP Mayoral Candidate In Child Sex Sting Loses Election

This post, wrottem by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

Truthfully, it's starting to get mundane. The big news will be when a GOP'r doesn't get caught with his hand in some kids' .......
Fla. mayor facing sex charge loses election
MASCOTTE -- (AP) -- The mayor of this Central Florida city lost a bid for reelection Tuesday, hours after he was released from custody on molestation charges.
Jeff Krull, 66, received 31.64 percent of the votes, compared to the 68.36 percent challenger Feliciano ''Felix'' Ramirez received, according to the Lake County Supervisor of Elections.
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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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