'I like people who weren’t captured': What the shocking new report about Trump and the military reveals about the GOP

U.S. Air Force medical providers, assigned to the Javits New York Medical Station (JNYMS), discuss task force personnel capability to augment local hospitals as part of the COVID-19 response effort, April 7, 2020. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Deonte Rowell)

One of the most talked about articles of the week is Jeffrey Goldberg’s bombshell report in The Atlantic detailing President Donald Trump’s appalling insults against military heroes, who he reportedly dismissed as “losers” and “suckers." Two Never Trump conservatives, Jennifer Rubin and Charlie Sykes, have responded to Goldberg’s article with articles of their own — and both of them contemplate how many Republicans will or won’t have the courage to call Trump out for insulting Americans who served in the military.

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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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