Alex Jones rants against jurors in Roger Stone’s trial — claims he will out one of them as a deep state 'minion'


The trial of Roger Stone is now underway, with the veteran GOP operative and long-time ally of President Donald Trump facing federal charges that range from witness tampering to lying to Congress in connection with the Russia investigation. Radio/television host and far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones believes that Stone’s trial is a sham being perpetrated by the “deep state,” and this week, Jones ranted and raved against the jurors and claimed that one of them was a “minion” placed on the jury as part of an anti-Trump conspiracy.

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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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