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when your communication vehicle is being used to promote propaganda that leads to violent events

YouTube’s conspiracy theory crisis, explained by Jane Coaston (Vox) “The point at which it becomes a matter of serious public interest is when your communication vehicle is being used to promote propaganda that leads to violent events.” He was alluding to the Pizzagate conspiracy theory which led to an armed gunman showing up at a DC-area pizzeria in 2016 — a conspiracy theory spread, in part, on YouTube.   Raskin asked about another especially strange conspiracy theory that emerged on…

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Gutenberg Embed This post was written using the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0. I used the editor to embed to embed this YouTube video. Below is the markup that is generated by the editor. <!-- wp:core-embed/youtube {"url":"https://youtu.be/NLBLVu3SrlI","type":"video","providerNameSlug":"youtube","className":"wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"} --><figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">https://youtu.be/NLBLVu3SrlI</div></figure><!-- /wp:core-embed/youtube -->…

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EU Copyright Directive and The Decentralized Web

Article 13 makes it official. It's time to embrace decentralization by Ben Werdmüller (Ben Werdmüller) European directives leave it up to the member states to implement. The resulting legislation in the Netherlands will necessarily look different to Germany, and so on. While each of these nations could expand upon the directive and make it even more far-reaching, it's fair to assume that it will probably be retained.   All of which means that peer-to-peer decentralized social networks are exempt, if…

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