A Christian Broadcasting Network host gives a tortured defense of Marjorie Taylor Greene's Holocaust remarks

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Christian Broadcasting Network commentator David Brody, appearing on the far right streaming website Real America's Voice Monday tried to defend Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's remarks made on his show Thursday by falsely claiming the embattled Georgia Republican Congresswoman was referring to "pre-Holocaust" Germany when she talked about Jews being "taken into gas chambers."

Rep. Greene was comparing Speaker Pelosi's policies on masks with Hitler's genocide of millions of Jews and other minorities.

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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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