The biggest difference between the current coronavirus and comparisons to H1N1 in 2009 isn’t who is president, or the media. It’s us.
Over at Arc Digital, Derek Robertson takes a view on the “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” meme/trope/battlecry that is everywhere these days, both on the internet and spilling over to real life.
We DON’T need to get the government involved.They just need to put ME in charge. Seriously, I know exactly what needs to be done to make Facebook a better experience for all of us.
What sort of bullying conduct would cross a threshold into criminality? It certainly seems that a person who sets out to drive a person to their death and succeeds should face some sort of punishment.
Josh Hawley, like all ambitious men, is telling you who and what he is about. We should listen.
The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.
Even in the early 70s, lawyers arguing at SCOTUS didn’t get very far before being peppered with questions. Ginsburg argued for 11 straight minutes.
I don’t think the idea of using anti-trust law to keep companies from monopolizing online sales is completely stupid. Not totally. Not 100%. But that is the last tool I would reach for, not the first.
Overlooked points on the issue of platforming
A look at the Big Tech that Elizabeth Warren would bust.
How do you say, “Cry me a river” in Russian? Or better yet, sing it in Russian and post to Facebook, which Russia Today’s ‘In the Now’ can no longer do.
Your Ordinary World for 26 Nov 2018 with links about healthcare, community, AOC, regulating Big Tech, a different take on red state/blue state, China’s revisionist history, and the death of charity walk-a-thons.
Facebook has a problem.
How much control should we have over our “personal” data?
Could you do this job?
As vile as I find Jones to be, if his First Amendment rights were being violated I would defend him and his company. But that isn’t what is happening here.
The governments of the world, privacy issues, and debates about information monopolies might turn out as the least of Facebook’s problem. If the new Pew data is to be believed, Facebook is not only under fire, but teens just aren’t that into it anymore.
How would we get a social media service that won’t sell our personal data?
The day after Facebook announced new changes to the platform following a spat of controversy surrounding their association with Cambridge Analytica comes the news that the firm is closing up shop.