A complete mess: States push back against Pence's claims of strong vaccine rollout​​

'A political toy': Texas critical care doctor says nurses won't get COVID vaccine for 'politically motivated' reasons
Meaghan Ellis

Vice President Mike Pence has insisted that the Pfizer vaccine rollout would be a seamless process that will be "out of the gate strong." However, state and local officials have made it clear that this is not the case.

As the coronavirus continues to plague states across the country, state and local officials were faced with confusion as they worked to figure out why they would be receiving "significantly" fewer doses of the COVID vaccine than initially expected, according to The Daily Beast.

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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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