Mike Pompeo is ordering Ambassador Taylor to leave Ukraine during his visit so there's no chance they'll be seen together: Wall Street Journal

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Acting ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor was told to step aside from his position ahead of meetings between Ukrainian officials and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Pompeo isn’t just sending Taylor packing so he won’t be present for any discussions—he wants Taylor out of the country early so that there’s no chance Pompeo will be photographed in the company of the highly respected diplomat who took the position in Ukraine at his urging.

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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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