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This morning was a notable one in the life of TechCrunch the publication, as our parent company's parent company decided to sell our parent company to a different parent company. And now we're going to have to get new corporate IDs, again, as it appears that our new parent company's parent company wants to rebrand our parent company. As Yahoo.

Cool.
😂😂😂

#media #yahoo #bsnsshr4clxg
Equity Monday: TechCrunch goes Yahoo while welding robots raise $56M
 
This morning was a notable one in the life of TechCrunch the publication, as our parent company's parent company decided to sell our parent company to a different parent company. And now we're going to have to get new corporate IDs, again, as it appears that our new parent company's parent company wants to rebrand our parent company. As Yahoo.

Cool.
😂😂😂

#media #yahoo #bsnsshr4clxg
Equity Monday: TechCrunch goes Yahoo while welding robots raise $56M
 
#TheGuardian #Poland #Democracy #Media #Europe #EU
 

#Coronavirus: #World #leaders' posts deleted over #fake #news


source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52106321
#Facebook deleted a video from Brazilian #President Jair #Bolsonaro that claimed hydroxychloroquine was totally effective in treating the #virus.
...
It follows #Twitter’s deletion of a homemade treatment tweeted by Venezuelan President Nicolás #Maduro.

It may be good and right to delete #false #information about #COVID-19 - but are global corporations becoming the #MinistryOfTruth?
When do they start deleting #criticism of #capitalism because a life without capitalism is unthinkable for them?
#think #news #politics #truth #internet #media #power #ethics #moral #future

 

#Coronavirus: #World #leaders' posts deleted over #fake #news


source: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52106321
#Facebook deleted a video from Brazilian #President Jair #Bolsonaro that claimed hydroxychloroquine was totally effective in treating the #virus.
...
It follows #Twitter’s deletion of a homemade treatment tweeted by Venezuelan President Nicolás #Maduro.

It may be good and right to delete #false #information about #COVID-19 - but are global corporations becoming the #MinistryOfTruth?
When do they start deleting #criticism of #capitalism because a life without capitalism is unthinkable for them?
#think #news #politics #truth #internet #media #power #ethics #moral #future

 

108 Rare and Bizarre Media Types




#computer #media
 
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N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-terroriste-?-résistant-?-terroriste-?-résistant-
Outre la question des errements d’une telle modération, cela pose un autre problème : il n’y a que les grandes plateformes qui seront capables de tenir de telles contraintes. Ce qui pose un coût à l’entrée très important pour les nouvelles plateformes sociales, qui seront contraintes d’acheter un service à Facebook par exemple à défaut de pouvoir se conformer à la loi.
https://www.acrimed.org/Facebook-Google-et-co-les-plateformes-contre-la
par Frédéric Lemaire, La Quadrature du Net, Mathias Reymond, Pauline Perrenot, vendredi 12 mars 2021

#censure #europe #france #web #loi #GAFAM #internet #capitalisme #libre #framasoft #acrimed #laquadrature #itv #neo con #presse #media #avia #ikar #privee #justice #supranational #moderation #interopérabilité
 
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N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-terroriste-?-résistant-?-terroriste-?-résistant-
Outre la question des errements d’une telle modération, cela pose un autre problème : il n’y a que les grandes plateformes qui seront capables de tenir de telles contraintes. Ce qui pose un coût à l’entrée très important pour les nouvelles plateformes sociales, qui seront contraintes d’acheter un service à Facebook par exemple à défaut de pouvoir se conformer à la loi.
https://www.acrimed.org/Facebook-Google-et-co-les-plateformes-contre-la
par Frédéric Lemaire, La Quadrature du Net, Mathias Reymond, Pauline Perrenot, vendredi 12 mars 2021

#censure #europe #france #web #loi #GAFAM #internet #capitalisme #libre #framasoft #acrimed #laquadrature #itv #neo con #presse #media #avia #ikar #privee #justice #supranational #moderation #interopérabilité
 
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N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-N'importe quel hébergeur-terroriste-?-résistant-?-terroriste-?-résistant-
Outre la question des errements d’une telle modération, cela pose un autre problème : il n’y a que les grandes plateformes qui seront capables de tenir de telles contraintes. Ce qui pose un coût à l’entrée très important pour les nouvelles plateformes sociales, qui seront contraintes d’acheter un service à Facebook par exemple à défaut de pouvoir se conformer à la loi.
https://www.acrimed.org/Facebook-Google-et-co-les-plateformes-contre-la
par Frédéric Lemaire, La Quadrature du Net, Mathias Reymond, Pauline Perrenot, vendredi 12 mars 2021

#censure #europe #france #web #loi #GAFAM #internet #capitalisme #libre #framasoft #acrimed #laquadrature #itv #neo con #presse #media #avia #ikar #privee #justice #supranational #moderation #interopérabilité
 
Taiwan is doing great re pandemic, economy, and tackling fake news. This opinion piece by Arwa Mahdawi is a good read!

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news


#taiwan #covid19 #uk #media
 
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance

Als Teil des Undead Networks konnte ich mir nun auf Undead Media meinen eigenen Videokanal einrichten. Schaut mal vorbei. Wir holen uns das Internet zurück.

https://media.undeadnetwork.de/video-channels/reverend_elvis/videos




\#music #media #peertube #reverend-elvis #undead #video
Originally posted at: https://word.undead-network.de/all-reverend-elvis-videos-now-available-on-undead-media-peertube-instance/
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance
 
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance

Als Teil des Undead Networks konnte ich mir nun auf Undead Media meinen eigenen Videokanal einrichten. Schaut mal vorbei. Wir holen uns das Internet zurück.

https://media.undeadnetwork.de/video-channels/reverend_elvis/videos




\#music #media #peertube #reverend-elvis #undead #video
Originally posted at: https://word.undead-network.de/all-reverend-elvis-videos-now-available-on-undead-media-peertube-instance/
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance
 
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance

Als Teil des Undead Networks konnte ich mir nun auf Undead Media meinen eigenen Videokanal einrichten. Schaut mal vorbei. Wir holen uns das Internet zurück.

https://media.undeadnetwork.de/video-channels/reverend_elvis/videos




\#music #media #peertube #reverend-elvis #undead #video
Originally posted at: https://word.undead-network.de/all-reverend-elvis-videos-now-available-on-undead-media-peertube-instance/
All Reverend Elvis Videos now available on Undead Media PeerTube Instance
 

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever » Nieman Journalism Lab


#history #information #media #science #freedom #culture
Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever
 

Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever » Nieman Journalism Lab


#history #information #media #science #freedom #culture
Thanks to the Internet Archive, the history of American newspapers is more searchable than ever
 
Haben sie 'Mr. Palantir' Alexander Karp bei Springer schon wieder aus dem Aufsichtsrat geworfen?

RT @PaulNemitz@twitter.com

Mathias Döpfner: Totale Transparenz endet immer totalitär - DIE WELT https://nzzl.us/rl5ZzQi #GDPR #DMA #Presse #Media #GAFAM #PrinzipMensch

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/PaulNemitz/status/1354187367519838211
 

L’espoir meurtri de la Commune de Paris


Avec ce dossier spécial d’Alternative libertaire, à l’occasion des 150 ans de l’événement, il s’agit de le redécouvrir dans sa singularité, sans l’affubler d’oripeaux anachroniques : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?L-espoir-meurtri-de-la-Commune-de-Paris

#Histoire #AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 

L’espoir meurtri de la Commune de Paris


Avec ce dossier spécial d’Alternative libertaire, à l’occasion des 150 ans de l’événement, il s’agit de le redécouvrir dans sa singularité, sans l’affubler d’oripeaux anachroniques : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?L-espoir-meurtri-de-la-Commune-de-Paris

#Histoire #AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 
Für @Stefan Leibfarth 😁
RA Michael Seidlitz - 2021-01-08 09:09:26 GMT
LfD Niedersachsen verhängt Bußgeld über 10,4 Millionen Euro gegen notebooksbilliger.de wegen rechtswidriger Videoüberwachung von Mitarbeitern

https://lfd.niedersachsen.de/startseite/infothek/presseinformationen/lfd-niedersachsen-verhangt-bussgeld-uber-10-4-millionen-euro-gegen-notebooksbilliger-de-196019.html
 
Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 
Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 
Would you be willing to comment on my draft manifesto for balancing my concerns about the world/society with my well-being? Perhaps you have some suggestions. Basically, I want to work towards co-creating a fairer society that pays attention to climate, inequality, and justice, but I don’t want to get so caught up that I feel unhelpful anger or helplessness.

Survival manifesto
A. I will take what action I can when I notice injustice in the news or online.
B. Clicking in order to “like” something isn’t action.
C. Action includes supporting the people involved practically; writing to politicians; discussing the issue with others to try to gain support; and [...]
D. I will look after my well-being, and in particular I will acknowledge the limits of what I can control, and avoid getting agitated about things outside my control.
E. I will interact politely with people who I disagree with.

#climatecrisis #climateaction #justice #socialjustice #injustice #inequality #equality #action #control #power #uptome #notuptome #news #reaction #media #anger #society #better
 

Most #ChildSexualAbuse gangs made up of white men, Home Office report says | #HomeOffice | The Guardian


There was a wave of high profile #media coverage of #SouthAsian gangs who got caught and they very much gave the impression that they were the major group guilty of the #crime

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/15/child-sexual-abuse-gangs-white-men-home-office-report

#UK #ChildAbuse
 

Most #ChildSexualAbuse gangs made up of white men, Home Office report says | #HomeOffice | The Guardian


There was a wave of high profile #media coverage of #SouthAsian gangs who got caught and they very much gave the impression that they were the major group guilty of the #crime

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/15/child-sexual-abuse-gangs-white-men-home-office-report

#UK #ChildAbuse
 
Vietnam leads in number of accounts removed by Facebook

Facebook has removed 290 fake accounts in Vietnam so far this year, making the country top in number of account cancellations.

ms and the number of social media accounts has risen from 47 million in 2018 to 96 million this year, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung told legislators earlier this month.

Facebook and YouTube account for the biggest amount of users in the country.

In 2018, there were about 54.7 million internet users in Vietnam.

The figure rose to 59.2 million last year and is estimated at 63.6 million this year. By 2023, it was forecasted to be 75.7 million, according to German data portal Statista.

Statista also said Facebook had removed almost 1.5 billion fake accounts in the second quarter this year, down from 1.7 billion fake accounts in the preceding quarter.

By Khuong Nha – VnExpress.net – November 29, 2020

\#information-technology #internet #media #vietnam
Originally posted at: https://vietnam-aujourdhui.info/2020/11/29/vietnam-leads-in-number-of-accounts-removed-by-facebook/
Vietnam leads in number of accounts removed by Facebook
 
Vietnam leads in number of accounts removed by Facebook

Facebook has removed 290 fake accounts in Vietnam so far this year, making the country top in number of account cancellations.

ms and the number of social media accounts has risen from 47 million in 2018 to 96 million this year, Minister Nguyen Manh Hung told legislators earlier this month.

Facebook and YouTube account for the biggest amount of users in the country.

In 2018, there were about 54.7 million internet users in Vietnam.

The figure rose to 59.2 million last year and is estimated at 63.6 million this year. By 2023, it was forecasted to be 75.7 million, according to German data portal Statista.

Statista also said Facebook had removed almost 1.5 billion fake accounts in the second quarter this year, down from 1.7 billion fake accounts in the preceding quarter.

By Khuong Nha – VnExpress.net – November 29, 2020

\#information-technology #internet #media #vietnam
Originally posted at: https://vietnam-aujourdhui.info/2020/11/29/vietnam-leads-in-number-of-accounts-removed-by-facebook/
Vietnam leads in number of accounts removed by Facebook
 
Economic Globalization....
A fish served in a California restaurant was caught illegally on a Thai fishing vessel manned by slaves. A t-shirt bought in Germany was sewn in a Bangladeshi sweatshop, where workers labor in unsafe conditions for starvation wages. The rising consumption levels of India’s middle class are contributing to climate chaos thousands of miles away, while the hunger of Americans for consumer goods from China is exacerbating the Chinese air-pollution crisis...These are just a few of the many faces of the global economy.

Corporate-friendly think tanks and media outlets promote the idea that economic deregulation has made the world into one global village, defined by the free flow of ideas and technology, international collaboration, interdependence, and a worldwide sense of community.

But the reality falls far short of this ideal. Our global economic system is so large and complex – with producers and consumers, CEOs and workers, and cause and effect all far removed from each other – that ethical choices become almost impossible, and environmental and human rights disasters all but inevitable.

It can be challenging to make sense of the workings of a system that is so vast, out-of-control, and deeply ingrained into the fabric of our daily lives. But the global economy can be understood, by starting with its origins in European colonialism, moving through its key drivers and structural elements, and tracing its consequences for people and the planet.

#Economic #Globalization #media #deregulation #technology #CEO #environment #colonialism #corruption #conspiracy #fraud
Learn About Globalization

Local Futures: Learn About Globalization - Local Futures (morktron)

 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

Understood in this light, Brexit is scarcely about the UK at all. Oligarchs who have shown great interest in the subject tend to have weak or incomplete ties to this country. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

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Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 

Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable. (...)

Boris Johnson ignored the pleas of businesses and politicians across the UK – especially in Northern Ireland – to extend the Brexit transition process. Never mind the pandemic, never mind unemployment, poverty and insecurity – nothing must prevent our experiment in unassisted flight. We will leap from the white cliffs on 1 January, come what may. (...)

So it is worth repeating the big question: why are we doing this to ourselves? I believe the answer is that Brexit is the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.

Broadly speaking, there are two dominant forms of capitalist enterprise. The first could be described as housetrained capitalism. It seeks an accommodation with the administrative state, and benefits from stability, predictability and the regulations that exclude dirtier and rougher competitors. It can coexist with a tame and feeble form of democracy.

The second could be described as warlord capitalism. This sees all restraints on accumulation – including taxes, regulations and the public ownership of essential services – as illegitimate. Nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of profit-making. (...)

Brexit represents an astonishing opportunity for warlord capitalism. It is a chance not just to rip up specific rules, which it overtly aims to do, but also to tear down the uneasy truce between capitalism and democracy under which public protections in general are created and enforced. (...)

The chaos it is likely to cause will be used as its own justification: times are tough, so we must slash regulations and liberate business to make us rich again. (...)

Housetrained capitalists are horrified by Brexit. Not only does it dampen economic activity in general, but it threatens to destroy the market advantage for businesses that play by the rules. (...)

Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals. (...)

Understood in this light, Brexit is scarcely about the UK at all. Oligarchs who have shown great interest in the subject tend to have weak or incomplete ties to this country. (...)

The persistent trick of modern politics – that appears to fool us repeatedly – is to disguise economic and political interests as cultural movements. Throughout this saga, the media has reported the smokescreen, not the manoeuvres. (...)

Brexit, treading on the heels of the pandemic, is likely to harm the lives and freedoms of millions of people in the UK. But it’s not about us. We are just caught in the crossfire of capitalism’s civil war.

Full article

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Rupert Murdoch, pictured in Washington DC in 2013. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

Tags: #capitalism #warlord capitalism #democracy #regulation #politics #brexit #campaign funding #media #news #journalism #journalist #culture wars #remain campaign #leave campaign
 
:google: ✋ English version of our study about #Google and the #media is out now

❓ The study describes how Google has funnelled more than 200 million euro in cash gifts to #european media since 2013 - and asks about the consequences for media #independence

👆 Download the english version here: https://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/wissenschaftsportal/publikationen/titel/google-the-media-patron/aktion/show/

🙏 Supported by the Germand Trade Union Confederation (#DGB) and authors of @netzpolitik_feed

#journalism #digitalisation #BigTech #GAFAM #news #science
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English version of our study about #Google and the #media out now!


❓ The study describes how Google has funnelled more than 200 million euro in cash gifts to #european media since 2013 - and ask for the consequences for media #independence

👆 Download the english version here:
https://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/wissenschaftsportal/publikationen/titel/google-the-media-patron/aktion/show/

🙏 Supported by the Germand Trade Union Confederation #DGB and authors of #Netzpolitik
#journalism #digitalisation #BigTech #GAFAM #news #science #patron #money
 
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English version of our study about #Google and the #media out now!


❓ The study describes how Google has funnelled more than 200 million euro in cash gifts to #european media since 2013 - and ask for the consequences for media #independence

👆 Download the english version here:
https://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/wissenschaftsportal/publikationen/titel/google-the-media-patron/aktion/show/

🙏 Supported by the Germand Trade Union Confederation #DGB and authors of #Netzpolitik
#journalism #digitalisation #BigTech #GAFAM #news #science #patron #money
 
⬡ Closing Keynote – Let's Play and Win Our Own Game
Darius Kazemi

Live Q&A Recording https://conf.tube/videos/watch/ee874639-6f5d-4fbc-a63f-ca9cfebdb1ab
Debate in the Forum https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/lets-play-and-win-our-own-game/953
Watch the Talk https://conf.tube/videos/watch/b8d6c88a-0e73-46dd-9e35-d4645bb12db8

As creators of #federated social software, we have a choice: we can compete with social #media giants on their own terms, or we can play our own game, one that's impossible …

#activitypub #fediverse #foss #web #federation #friends #friendcamp #mastodon #instance #keynote #apconf2020
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 
This is a very interesting presentation of our current social situation in the #pandemic and how it fits into #human #history.

The Covidian Cult by C.J. Hopkins / October 13th, 2020


Source: https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/10/the-covidian-cult/
One of the hallmarks of #totalitarianism is mass conformity to a psychotic official #narrative.

Nazism and Stalinism are the classic examples, but the phenomenon is better observed in cults and other sub-cultural societal groups.

These narratives are invariably paranoid, portraying the cult as threatened or persecuted by an evil #enemy or antagonistic force which only unquestioning conformity to the cult’s #ideology can save its members from.

Moreover, cult leaders will often radically change these narratives for no apparent reason, forcing their cult members to abruptly forswear (and often even denounce as “heresy”) the beliefs they had previously been forced to profess, and behave as if they had never believed them, which causes their minds to further short circuit, until they eventually give up even trying to think rationally, and just mindlessly parrot whatever nonsensical gibberish the cult leader fills their heads with.

The cult leader isn’t trying to communicate. He is trying to disorient and control the listener’s mind.

If all this sounds familiar, good. Because the same #techniques that most cult leaders use to control the #minds of the members of their cults are used by #totalitarian systems to control the minds of entire #societies: Milieu Control, Loaded Language, Sacred #Science, Demand for Purity, and other standard mind-control techniques.

It is happening to most of our societies right now. An official narrative is being implemented. A totalitarian official narrative. A totally psychotic official narrative, no less delusional than that of the Nazis, or the Manson family, or any other cult.

This is what totalitarians and cult leaders count on, and exploit to implant their narratives in our minds, and why actual initiation rituals (as opposed to purely symbolic rituals) begin by attacking the subject’s mind with terror, pain, physical exhaustion, psychedelic drugs, or some other means of obliterating the subject’s perception of reality.

Nor can they perceive the delusional nature of the official “#Covid-19” narrative, no more than those in Nazi Germany were able to perceive how completely delusional their official “master race” narrative was.

Their initiation into the Covidian #Cult began in January, when the medical authorities and corporate #media turned on The Fear with projections of hundreds of millions of deaths and #fake photos of people dropping dead in the streets. The psychological conditioning has continued for months. The global masses have been subjected to a constant stream of #propaganda, manufactured #hysteria, wild speculation, conflicting directives, exaggerations, lies, and tawdry theatrical effects.

Facts do not matter to totalitarians and cult members. What matters is loyalty to the cult or the party.

What we are up against is not a misunderstanding or a rational argument over scientific facts. It is a fanatical ideological movement. A global totalitarian movement … the first of its kind in human history.

Instead of the #cult existing as an island within the dominant culture, the cult has become the dominant culture, and those of us who have not joined the cult have become the isolated islands within it.

I wish I could be more optimistic, and maybe offer some sort of plan of action, but the only historical parallel I can think of is how #Christianity “converted” the pagan world … which doesn’t really bode so well for us. While you’re sitting at home during the “second wave” lockdowns, you might want to brush up on that history.

#covid19 #society
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#Sanspapiers : #convergence sur #Paris le 17 octobre


Plusieurs marches à travers toute la France convergeront à Paris le 17 octobre afin d’obtenir la #régularisation de toutes et tous les sans-papiers, la fermeture des centres de rétention administrative (CRA) et un logement pour toutes et tous. Des groupes rallieront la capitale via cinq parcours principaux, et agrégeront du monde en cours de route : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/Sans-papiers-convergence-sur-Paris-le-17-octobre-8789

#AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 

#Sanspapiers : #convergence sur #Paris le 17 octobre


Plusieurs marches à travers toute la France convergeront à Paris le 17 octobre afin d’obtenir la #régularisation de toutes et tous les sans-papiers, la fermeture des centres de rétention administrative (CRA) et un logement pour toutes et tous. Des groupes rallieront la capitale via cinq parcours principaux, et agrégeront du monde en cours de route : https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/Sans-papiers-convergence-sur-Paris-le-17-octobre-8789

#AlternativeLibertaire #Journal #Presse #Média #AL
 
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Interact with our speakers in a Q&A following a panel discussion. The panel will bring together the voices of the 4 experts. @evawolfangel@twitter.com will moderate the conversation to further explore different faces of trust in #media & #Science Tickets: https://bit.ly/2GYZnpr @Leopoldina@twitter.com

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/silbersalzhalle/status/1315605632708296707
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On the Media: The Wrong Fires


What happens when minor stories detract media attention from urgent crises?
As wildfires blaze across the United States, some right-wing politicians and pundits are blaming racial justice protesters. On this week’s On the Media, how to stay focused on the realities of climate change when everything is politicized. Also: Does journalistic convention give more airtime to less important stories? Plus, how an independent French film criticizing the hyper-sexualization of children stoked controversy on the right. And, the assumptions we make when we talk about human trafficking.

1. David Karpf, George Washington University media and public affairs professor, on how journalistic convention can bury urgent truths. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/aint-your-usual-horserace
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2. Kate Knibbs, Senior Writer at Wired explains how “Cuties” on Netflix became mired in controversy peddled by the right. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/how-cuties-outrage-followed-gamergate-playbook

3. Michael Hobbes, co-host of the podcast “You’re Wrong About” and Senior Enterprise Reporter at The Huffington Post, debunks embellished stories of child sex trafficking busts. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/debunking-child-sex-trafficking-trope

4. Amy Westervelt, climate journalist and host of the podcast “Drilled” on how to sort through competing narratives in coverage of the wildfires. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/fog-fire
Full episode audio:
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/audio.wnyc.org/otm/otm091820_cms1052747_pod.mp3

Another week, another excellent media analysis by Bob (Brooke is away this week).

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-the-wrong-fires

#OTM #OnTheMedia #distraction #media #podcasts
 
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