Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed after attacking COVID-19 relief

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President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the painful economic crisis it created with some ambitious stimulus/economic relief programs that have been applauded by the New York Times' Paul Krugman and other liberal economists. But Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia believes that social spending is hurting small businesses in the United States.

When the far-right congresswoman and QAnon supporter visited Twitter on Monday, she claimed that "government handouts" and "socialism," not the worst global pandemic in over 100 years, are what is hurting businesses in the United States. She tweeted:

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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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