Bias and b/s would be baked-into the proposed scheme Recently NBC news came into a leaked demo, which was confirmed by Twitter, of a system to allow verified users to correct and flag misinformation, directly below the tweet. Any tweets flagged as misinformation will have their visibility reduced across the system.
For the second time in less than a month, Facebook has canceled a boosted post from easyDNS. The first occasion was on Feb 3rd when we posed the question on whether social media platforms should be the final arbiters of truth (response from Facebook: “yes”). Note the boost was originally approved and then canceled mid-run. […]
(Feb 9, 2020 This post has had correction appended) In June 2018 the Canadian federal government initiated a review of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts with the intent of getting guidance on how best to integrate the realities of the internet and global communications into the existing legislation. The project overview page with associated timeline […]
On Friday night (Jan 31), a few days after my new book about deplatforming and cancel culture came out, the news broke that Twitter had permanently suspended Zerohedge for breaking the platform’s policies. The move was taken in response to an article penned by Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick which falsely accused Zerohedge of “doxxing” a […]
Yesterday New York Times columnist tweeted an astonishing comment, saying that his computer had been hacked and it’s IP address was being used to download child p*rn0graphy. He has since deleted the original tweet, but it had been captured enough times and circulated far and wide. I found it curious, to be tweeting that. However, […]
[ Update: I’m old enough that I should have known it, but Russ Nelson points out in the comments that there is a jargon file entry for this: Yak-Shaving ] There’s a concept I’ve been trying to articulate for some time. The problem is during the episodes where I want to articulate it, I’m so […]