WATCH: Wilmore Nightly Show Panel Picks GOP Candidates' Secret Service Codenames

One of the most awkward parts of Wednesday night's already incredibly awkward debate was when moderator Jake Tapper asked the 11 GOP candidates what they wanted their Secret Service code names to be in the event they won the White House. A rather straight forward, whimsical question that led to a series of needlessly complex answers - most notably Rand Paul's "Justice Never Sleeps" which is less a code name and more a Robert Ludlum airport novel. 

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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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