‘Get your meds ready’: Conservative warns that unless Biden enjoys a ‘blowout’ victory, a ‘democratic crisis far worse than 2000’ is almost certain

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Joe Biden supporters — from centrist Democrats to liberals and progressives to Never Trump conservatives — have been warning that unless the former vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee enjoys a landslide victory in November, President Donald Trump is almost certain to contest the election results. Never Trumper Amanda Carpenter, former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz and now a CNN contributor, makes that argument in a July 17 article for the conservative website The Bulwark — and warns that the 2020 vote count could make the chaos that followed the 2000 election pale in comparison.

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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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