GRITtv and The Nation Live at Noon: Voters on the Verge


GRITtv, The Nation, Alternet, FireDogLake, Afro-Netizen, Air America, Brave New Films and the Media Consortium are collaborating on a live program, streaming online, today from 12 (noon) to 2 pm eastern.

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Join LAURA FLANDERS, PHIL DONAHUE, JANE HAMSHER, RICHARD KIM, VICTOR NAVASKY, CHRIS RABB, STEVE ROSENFELD, LILIANA SEGURA, DAVID SIROTA, BIKO BAKER and DEANNA ZANDT for two hours of in-depth coverage, live reporting, analysis, and even a bit of fun.

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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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