Michael Moore Counts Down to the Election - Today on Meet the Bloggers (1pm ET/10am PT)

Tune into Meet the Bloggers today at 1pm ET/10am PT when our guest will be none other than Michael Moore.  It's rare that we get a chance to have a frank discussion about politics with an activist as celebrated and talented as Mike, who created such documentaries as SiCKO and Fahrenheit 9/11.  And on today's show, I will talk with Mike in a special one-on-one segment about the issues he covers in his new book, Mike's Election Guide 2008.

Also on the show will be bloggers Liliana Segura (AlterNet) and Cheryl Contee (Jack & Jill Politics), as well as nationally syndicated author and blogger David Sirota.  They will chat with host Cenk Uygur about the rapidly approaching election.  And we'll be taking your questions, since you submitted hundreds of text and video questions for Mike in our contest this week.  Remember, the viewers who submit the best questions for Mike will receive a signed copy of Mike's Election Guide 2008, or one of Mike's trademark hats (autographed by Mike!).  This contest is still going on, so get your questions in now! 

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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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