Hard News by Russell Brown

Read Post

Hard News: Digital persuasion and the dark places of democracy

62 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 Newer→ Last

  • steven crawford,

    This is important. Copy right laws could prevent alternative social media platforms such as the open source social media platforms like Diaspora* from becoming a credible alternative to the multi billion dollar centralised corporates that are currently playing us like puppets.

    So while everyone is outraged about Facebook Et Al not managing there algorithms
    in our best interests, we might just regulate ourselves out of a free and open Internet. That would be pretty stupid.

    https://blog.diasporafoundation.org/62-european-copyright-reform-article-13-puts-alternative-social-networks-at-risk

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    So anyone who has no idea what I’m talking about. Here is the wiki :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_%28social_network%29

    Basically, if your addicted to social media, this is your methadone.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Bugger, The european union already moved on article 13

    https://saveyourinternet.eu

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • Neil,

    One theory of the origin of this form of extremism has been disproved at least. These people are not the product of oppression or some sort of western imperialism. Their grudges and grievances are based on hatred of difference which has been with us for a very long time.

    Since Nov 2016 • 331 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    In the case of the alt-right, surely 4chan and 8chan are more relevant media outlets insofar as toxic social media networking goes? Why aren't people discussing those?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8chan

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Craig Young,

    4chan and 8chan

    Im hoping we dont have to, in the public realm, because those who say they want to target hate speak on the net are, by now, all over those fuckers. Problem tho, most of them are in the US. And yes, Im looking at our PM and her much heralded coming together with other heads of state.
    Im just thinking is that really necessary? Or are they just wanting to be seen to be doing stuff.
    And all they will end up doing is flattering the likes of Google and FB by associating with them, and all the great unwashed will see is the photo ops and get fed the BS 'We had an excellent meeting"...wonderful. And G& FB will become default surveillance organisations.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1868 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Craig Young,

    Why aren’t people discussing those?

    To avoid showing the disaffected where to gather?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19661 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Craig Young,

    Why aren’t people discussing those?

    I wondered about how the open source model I linked to, could deal with the sorts of threats to democracy that Facebook poses. The simple answer might be, is that if enough tech people get pissed off and concerned they can make algorithm modifications to the software remembering, its open source – in the interests of doing the right thing, more swiftly than executive controlled behemoth like Facebook. Because people are most good, or we would be extinct already. Then again, we are not long out of the dark ages where we were more likely to die from brutal murder than anything else. Too philosophical?

    Facebook: Net income US$ 22.111 billion (2018)...

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Sorry, We don’t actually have many statistics from the dark ages. They where the dark ages. whoops.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young, in reply to andin,

    I keep hoping that they'll piss off someone in what's left of Anonymous so they can retaliate and inflict some strategic hacktivist damage on the buggers...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Huawei phones only just got better than Samsung then this thing about Google discarding a big chunk of its captives.

    It might be time to start looking at buying an ubuntu phone.

    However, as this reddit thread says, it's not going to be for everyone.

    "Since it won't be Android or iOS, it won't be what you're used to. It won't work the same way your current phone works. It'll be weird. It'll be awkward. It'll be frustrating. You'll have to figure some things out. You'll have problems, bugs, issues. You'll have times when you'll maybe even regret buying it a little bit."

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4163 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 2 3 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.