'Red meat to the QAnon crowd': 'Vile' Kayleigh McEnany criticized for twisting Biden's words

We Asked Kayleigh McEnany Point Blank: How Exactly Does Trump Stay In Office?

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has covered for her former boss, then-president Donald Trump, as he embraced QAnon – like when she told reporters he was just “talking about his supporters" when he called adherents to the dangerous cult people who “love the country."

She's claimed Trump “has not at all looked into who QAnon is," despite the FBI labeling the delusional craze a domestic terrorism threat, and despite Trump's refusal to denounce the movement, which is steeped in anti-Semitism and promotes the lie that a large group of prominent Democrats are pedophiles who eat young children.

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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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