Secret recording reveals a swearing and ranting Melania Trump

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former top aide to First Lady Melania Trump, released a new recording of the wife of President Donald Trump on Thursday to CNN. It showed a side of the first lady that hasn't been seen in public before.

"They say I'm complicit,. I'm the same like him, I support him. I don't say enough, I don't do enough," she said. "I'm working my ass off on the Christmas stuff. That you know, who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I need to do it, right?"

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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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