Trump's Legal Team Claims He Wants to Testify - But His Raging Tweets Say Otherwise

On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump still wanted to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller—but just what shape any meeting might take remains at the center of very unfriendly negotiations. On Wednesday, Attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed that Donald Trump’s legal team had received a reply to their latest offer to Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning the conditions for any questioning of Trump. The counteroffer from Mueller came on Tuesday evening—just before Donald Trump exploded into a Twitter fit that ran all the way to noon and included multiple attacks on Mueller as well as Attorney General Jefferson Sessions. Just from the Trump’s actions following the reply, it was easy enough to see that Mueller had not said “It’s all good, we don’t need to chat.”

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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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