Bush strategist explains why it is so important for everyone to 'go all in with the Democratic Party'

Michael Dowd in Boulder, Colorado

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A former strategist, known for his work in the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, is urging Americans to take the steps necessary to protect the country's Republic.

According to Business Insider, Matthew Dowd, who served as the chief strategist for former President George W. Bush's re-election campaign, believes it is important for everyone to get behind the Democratic Party if they are truly interested in upholding democracy.

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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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