CBS hires 24-hour security for Lesley Stahl after she receives death threats following Trump interview

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The CBS News network has reportedly hired full-time security for "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stah following a death threat one of her family members received after her exclusive interview with President Donald Trump.

The network's decision came shortly after an unidentified suspect called Stahl and threatened her and her family saying "something about neo-Nazis," according to TMZ. The mysterious call came just hours before Trump leaked his own copy of the interview via Facebook.

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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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