Kevin McCarthy slammed for his 'delusional cult behavior' as he continues to live in Trump's fantasy land

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Although some prominent Republicans are acknowledging that Democrat Joe Biden is now president-elect of the United States — including former President George W. Bush, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove — President Donald Trump is still refusing to accept the election results, making baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and vowing to fight in court until the bitter end. And many Republican Trump enablers in Congress are afraid to publicly acknowledge that Biden won, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is arguing that Biden needs to begin receiving intelligence briefings. But when McCarthy was asked, at a news conference, if the president-elect should be receiving such briefings, he went into Trump loyalist mode and said, "He's not president right now. Don't know if he'll be president January 20."

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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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