The following is false:
‘The only thing we can do is to improve our critical thinking & media literacy, & learn what we must be on guard against … we can learn tools to defend ourselves in this era of rapid falsehood. We need to marshal our ability to think critically‘ https://mobile.twitter.com/drg1985/status/1209049776773378048
Critical thinking, media literacy, etc. are very poor tools for defending against viral falsehoods.
It’s also awful & condescending to believe that viral believers lack critical thinking or are stupid.
“[W]hat Spotify calls ‘streaming intelligence’ should be understood as surveillance of its users to fuel its own growth and ability to sell mood-and-moment data to brands.”loca
"A distinction must be made between advertising and "adtech" - digital analysis and advertising software. Traditional advertising was about building a brand. It used to be like this: if you read a newspaper, the newspaper didn't read you either. If you watched TV, the TV didn't see you either. The Internet has changed that. If you watch a video on Youtube today, Youtube will be watching you. Surveillance is at the heart of the business model. I call it "people farming"." - @aral
me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?
hello fedi I'm back did you miss? no yall don't even know who I am but meme.garden is fucking back. gunna redeploy all this on k8s and nyoom into the cloud native world #mastoadmin
@yang thanks for the follow, how do you justify your overly simplistic $1k UBI proposal knowing any realistic implementation will end up effectively making you a liar
Unions 🤝 are a great place to find 🔎 people fighting 👊 against socialism ☭ . You cannot 🙅♂️ get more capitalistic 💵 than people pooling their resources ( their labor ⛏ , and skills 🤓) to increase 📈 their negotiation 🧐 power and build up 🚧 the middle class. Where socialism 😈 advocates a massive lower class working 👷♂️ while select elites IE politicians 🤵 live in luxury 💎.
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