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This story is currently breaking the internet. 'I Was Caroline Calloway Seven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I’m ready to tell my side of the story. By Natalie Beach.' ...Read More
It’s distressing, if not surprising, that the Chinese government has allegedly been using social media to systematically dehumanize its own citizens in the same stark language that helped to fuel the Rwandan genocide. From the standpoint of social media, however, it’s emblematic of a wider problem in which platforms built It also suggests that Facebook’s focus on “election interference” in the wake of 2016 has been too narrow. China’s campaign in Hong Kong makes it clear that public discourse can and will be gamed and distorted at any time, rendering irrelevant tactics like the “election war room” that Facebook has ...Read More
"Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. Twitter said it removed 936 accounts it said were being used to “sow political discord in Hong Kong”. ...Read More
"The ridiculous corporate media freakout over Senator Bernie Sanders’ entirely legitimate accusations of pro-establishment bias continues today, with shrill, absurd new headlines like “Sanders campaign continues attacks on journalists” and “Bernie Sanders isn’t sorry” featuring hysterical MSM drama queens rending their garments over the suggestion that plutocrat-owned media outlets could In response to this cartoonish display of billionaire-sponsored performance art, The Hill’s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjati aired a segment on their online show Rising which is as damning an exposé on the dynamics of mass media empire propaganda as we are ever likely to witness" ...Read More
“Long before children were able to create, edit, and curate images of their lives,” she writes, “they were already doing so on a psychic level.” Freud called these images “screen memories”—no pun intended—and he thought that we used them to soften or obscure painful experiences. Humans have always tried to ...Read More
"Anna Wiener writes on Daniel Gackle and Scott Bell, the content moderators of Hacker News, a popular online tech-focussed forum owned by the startup accelerator Y Combinator."
Chatting about why we're building Relevant on Tank Magazine... "Right now we have an overabundance of populist metrics online and not enough hierarchical structures that can help us navigate the digital world. That’s the void that Relevant is trying to fill." ...Read More
Gab.com (an alt-right social network) has migrated to Mastodon and is now the biggest server if you go by number of registered accounts (not a very reliable metric). The creator of Mastodon and many of the existing servers are ideologically opposed to gab so its interesting to see them respond In a decentralized setting isolating a malevolent community seems to be the main option. In many ways its better than a ban from a centralized company. A ban from twitter can be harnessed as a marketing campaign and paint the banned group as a rebellious underdog defending free speech. At ...Read More
Megapixels covered in NYT - but also check out this incredibly blasé business model: "Clarifai used the images from OkCupid to build a service that could identify the age, sex and race of detected faces, Mr. Zeiler said. He said Clarifai had access to OkCupid’s photos because some of the dating site’s founders invested in his company. ...Read More
“In addition to the fine, Facebook agreed to more comprehensive oversight of how it handles user data, according to the people. But none of the conditions in the settlement will restrict Facebook’s ability to collect and share data with third parties.”
This is a troubling subject for many parents who have no clue about boundaries, especially when they are constantly also on social media. I suppose its difficult not to set you an instagram account for your adorable baby but ultimately seems damaging and invasive to me. " Who had the power to impose a curfew in this online realm? Where were the boundaries of this new and rapidly ex­panding space? And what sorts of relationships were children es­tablishing there? Were young people who met online simply pen pals who exchanged letters in real time, or were ...Read More
“There are many musicians who are thriving where I would argue that the music itself is a secondary consideration, and perhaps the image is primary,” Dryhurst says. “This is nothing new. However, the supremacy of image over sound in music is more severe than it has ever been.”
"The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant, which reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications." This article is mostly just quoted from ppl on twitter, lol but it did show how much we depend ...Read More
"The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”"