Twitter joins forces with American Jewish Congress in torching Marjorie Greene's 'grotesque' Holocaust comparison to masks

Marjorie Taylor Greene goes on a wild rant against pro-LGBTQ bill on the House floor
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing backlash for her latest blunder where she likened House mask mandates to the Holocaust.

The Republican lawmaker appeared on Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) host David Brody's podcast "The Water Cooler," where she pushed back against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) request for Republican lawmakers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to stop wearing masks in the House chamber.

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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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