Katrina Pierson Defends Trump's 'Nasty Woman' Debate Comment in the Most Absurd Way Possible

As the Trump campaign spokesperson, Katrina Pierson has a tough job, especially before and after a debate, or basically any time Trump talks. After all, America knows it must have taken great skill to defend Trump's jarring remarks last night, including how he might not accept the election result, and calling Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman." But instead of getting "nasty," Pierson did what she does best: wildly spin away from Trump's actual words.

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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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