Tommy Tuberville told Trump about Pence’s evacuation during Capitol siege before insurrectionists reached the Senate: reporter

On Wednesday, February 10, the second day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, one of the things the impeachment managers addressed was Trump's initial reaction to the assault on the U.S. Capitol Building — what Trump knew, when he knew it, and how he initially responded to it. And Politico's Kyle Cheney is reporting that Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama spoke to Trump "just as a violent mob closed in on the Senate" and "informed" him "that Vice President Mike Pence had just been evacuated from the chamber."

Tuberville, according to Cheney, spoke to Politico on February 10, telling the publication, "I said, 'Mr. President, they just took the vice president out. I've got to go.'"

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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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