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Social Media Algorithmic Content Moderation

Will Social Media's Active Algorithmic Moderation Lead To 1984? by In Homeland Security Staff, Author at In Homeland Security In a world not that distant from 1984’s dystopia, social companies are rushing to install algorithmic moderation that would monitor our every word and delete any nonconforming views before we have the chance to share them. More importantly, Facebook recently noted the importance of it being able to log every violation of its thought rules and archiving a copy of the…

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Sunday Paper - Facebook, GDPR and Ireland, Racism, Brazilian Coffee, Mommy Blogging, Public Transportation and Princeton and the New York City Gateway Tunnel Project, New York City Commuter Tax

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Unexceptional Racism by Drew Downs At the root of American identity is an impossible paradox. A truth we wish could coexist so much, we would take up arms to defend it. We want to be exceptional and equal at the same time. But we can’t. It’s impossible. Sunday Paper is my personal collage of long-form articles, between 1,000 and 20,000 words, that I have saved during the weekend, that I found interesting and which I think require deep slow thinking.…

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Far-Right Extremists Banned from Instagram and Facebook

Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right Extremists In an effort to contain misinformation and extremism that have spread across the platforms, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have banned Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Paul Nehlen under their policies against dangerous individuals and organizations. They also banned the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements. Infowars is subject to the strictest ban. Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing…

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Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism by Nicholas Carr Silicon Valley’s Phoenix-like resurrection is a story of ingenuity and initiative. It is also a story of callousness, predation, and deceit. Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff argues in her new book that the Valley’s wealth and power are predicated on an insidious, essentially pathological form of private enterprise — what she calls “surveillance capitalism.” Pioneered by Google, perfected by Facebook, and now spreading throughout the economy,…

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Social Media Account Deletions

Goodbye Facebook, Goodbye Google+ by Ryan Barrett (snarfed.org) I deleted all of my Facebook posts last week. I deleted my Google+ posts too. They were pretty much all here on my web site too, so nothing was truly lost, but I still feel a bit lighter, somehow. I deleted my Google+, Tumblr, EyeEm, mastodon.social, and 500px accounts last year. I was not using these accounts at all so I didn't feel a loss. Google+ was shutting down anyway. Like Ryan,…

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