Inside Democrats' plan to call ‘star witnesses’ who are beyond Trump’s reach: report

ABC News

Claiming executive privilege, President Donald Trump has vowed to resist all subpoenas issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives — and those he has encouraged to defy subpoenas have ranged from former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks to former White House Counsel Don McGahn. But according to a June 17 report by Politico, House Democrats have come up with a possible way to counter that: seeking witnesses who never worked in the White House.

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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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