Fox News host becomes frustrated as Trump health official dodges critical question about patient safety

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As the coronavirus crisis grows more and more disturbing, a word that one is hearing a lot in the United States is “preparedness” — as in, how prepared is the U.S. to test Americans who might have contracted coronavirus? And how prepared are U.S. hospitals to deal with a surge of new patients? The theme of preparedness asserted itself when, this week, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum interviewed Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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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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