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Quick Takes

Quick Takes are a way of dipping your ears into pools of momentary noise, looking for comforting melodies to listen to as the world implodes.

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The Fake Factor i

Facebook fuckery has no boundaries...

Threatened by Facebook Disinformation, a Monk Flees Cambodia

Threatened by Facebook Disinformation, a Monk Flees Cambodia

on 8/23/2020
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FB algorithms deny the holocaust.... PUSH BACK ON THIS!

Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

in the Guardian on 8/16/2020
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The Fake Factor i

Trump's addiction to Twitter... explained.

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

in YouTube on 8/16/2020
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Extreme content flourishes on Facebook hurting BLM

How Facebook Is Undermining ‘Black Lives Matter’

How Facebook Is Undermining ‘Black Lives Matter’

in YouTube on 6/22/2020
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Algorithmic Transparency Pour Vous...

A digital republic? The unrivalled open data experiment transforming France

A digital republic? The unrivalled open data experiment transforming France

in Apolitical on 11/26/2018
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Facebook knew their algorithms polarized us. And they killed the fix!

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

in Business Insider on 5/27/2020
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Destructive Forces of the Internet...

Coronavirus panic sells as alarmist information flies on social media

Coronavirus panic sells as alarmist information flies on social media

in Axios on 3/6/2020
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Watching your tone on social media is critically important. Knowing how the algorithms work will help you do that...

How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

in The Intercept on 3/6/2020
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The Fake Factor i

Just when you thought the kids were all right...

Instagram will be the new front-line in the misinformation wars

Instagram will be the new front-line in the misinformation wars

in The Intercept on 11/21/2019
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Now Tim wants to fix it... Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet | DW | 25.11.2019

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet | DW | 25.11.2019

in DW.COM on 11/21/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Another voice in the chorus...

Facebook won't save us from fake news. We need to teach people to resist misinformation | Opinion

Facebook won't save us from fake news. We need to teach people to resist misinformation | Opinion

in Newsweek on 11/21/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Information is eating humanity for lunch. It should be the other way around....

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

in the Guardian on 11/19/2019
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The Fake Factor i

China leads the way! Who is next?

Shutterstock Is Latest Tech Company to Censor Itself for China

Shutterstock Is Latest Tech Company to Censor Itself for China

in The Intercept on 11/19/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Chicken or the egg? The broken Internet has pushed television into extremist partisan corners. Get mad about this!

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

in AP NEWS on 11/15/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Feeling incognito? Digital Fingerprinting is a completely insidious way for algorithms to sniff you out like a dog.

Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.

Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.

in The Washington Post on 31/10/2019 by Geoffrey A. Fowler
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The Fake Factor i

Facebook doesn't give a shit when politicians spread lies. The more money spent to pay facebook for the ad, the further the lie can spread!

Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test

Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test

in AP NEWS on 10/8/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Xenophobic Bullshit Juice

Michelle Malkin: 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees

Michelle Malkin: 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees

in Breitbart on 9/9/2019
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The Fake Factor i

At the the dawn of climate barbarism mass migrations occur around the world, while the Internet feeds the fires of Climate Change Denial.

Only a Green New Deal Can Douse the Fires of Eco-Fascism

Only a Green New Deal Can Douse the Fires of Eco-Fascism

in The Intercept on 9/9/2019
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The Fake Factor i

Do we need to NUDGE people to use their BRAINS?

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True ? Here's How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True ? Here's How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help

in Research Digest on 9/12/2019
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