Michael Cohen and Tom Arnold Are Teaming Up to Take Down Trump

Tom Arnold is on the hunt.  And Michael Cohen has been caught, quite willingly it seems.  Cohen is feeling so betrayed and tired of the Trump bulls*#t that he is cooperating with Tom Arnold for a new show that is hunting for incriminating tapes of Donald Trump.  Thursday night, Arnold tweeted this photo of himself and Cohen together – looking quite happy – and then followed up with saying, “this dude has all the tapes.”

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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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