'DeWine has lost his mind': Ohio GOP gov unveils $5 million 'incentive' for getting 'persuadables' vaccinated

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President Joe Biden and expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's top medical advisor in the White House, have been stressing that the more Americans get vaccinated for COVID-19, the more likely the United States will be to achieve herd immunity and get back to some type of normal. But many Americans are still hesitant to be vaccinated — especially Republicans — and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine discussed his state's new vaccine incentive during a May 13 appearance on CNN's "New Day": a $5 million lottery.

Although DeWine is a conservative Republican, he was never a coronavirus denier: DeWine always took the pandemic seriously, and some far-right conspiracy theorists and supporters of former President Donald Trump slammed him for his social distancing measures in the Buckeye State.

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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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