'There will be no rules that would go unbroken': Ex-GOP lawmaker warns Trump will grow more dangerous if not ousted

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with former Secretary of Defense William Cohen prior to the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017. Cohen served as the 20th Secretary of Defense from 1997-2001. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

On Thursday, not a single Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump — the most prominent conservative to vote in favor of the resolution, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, is no longer a Republican. But in 1973 and 1974, during the Watergate scandal, there were serious, heated debates among House Republicans over whether President Richard Nixon deserved impeachment.

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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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