“Social media amplifies political isolationism, because people are likely to spread information to people who agree with them…” There’s a lot of politics in this one and not much social media talk but I do find the whole “We are being programmed by social media” to be true. You can know a persons values by what is fed them from the internet. This article doesn’t go into it but we have to start admitting that we are being programmed and that programming is now coming from an AI (Artificial Intelligence)…. Read More
“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest surveillance network with the web,” said Mr. Kahle, whose group organized the conference. “China can make it impossible for people there to read things, and just a few big service providers are the de facto organizers of your experience. We have the ability to change all that.”Read More
Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization.
The guidelines are sure to bolster arguments that Facebook has made discriminatory editorial decisions against rightwing media. Conservatives would label the majority of Facebook’s primary sources as liberal.Read More
Matt Drudge, who is the operator of the DrudgeReport, one of the TOP news websites on the planet, reminded me of how the internet was about 20 years ago. He steps out to talk to Alex Jones of InfoWars this past week and it’s one of the most profound interviews I have heard in quite a while. Step inside the blog to listen to two internet giants talk about the decline of social media into “Ghetto” platforms that are either all owned by the same company or financed by the same banking system…Read More