articles tagged: social media
world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world

Social media and computers didn’t create a world filled with fake news and confirmation bias. We did. But the technology definitely helped...

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence
# tech

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence

Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.

the six steps we can take to battle trolls, bots, and propaganda on the web
# tech

the six steps we can take to battle trolls, bots, and propaganda on the web

Trolls and bots are taking over social media by the millions. But we're not powerless. We can fight back with just a few easy steps.

social media and the monsters within
# tech

social media and the monsters within

Social media didn't change us for the worse, it merely enabled us to be as bad as we wanted to be and our lack of impulse control would allow.

quantum of bigot: fighting trolls with a.i.
# tech

quantum of bigot: fighting trolls with a.i.

If you're going to fight trolls, racists, and bigots with AI, you're going to need a much more comprehensive approach than a few neural networks...

how the fake news monster grows stronger
# tech

how the fake news monster grows stronger

If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.

when the world desperately needs an adult
# tech

when the world desperately needs an adult

Technology didn't build the post-truth world. We did. And we're the only ones capable of returning to reality.

yes, social media is being weaponized
# tech

yes, social media is being weaponized

WikiLeaks decided to use Twitter to settle scores, implying a heavy use of doxxing to silence its critics and detractors.

who fact checks the fact checkers?
# oddities

who fact checks the fact checkers?

The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.

why twitter is by far the worst social media platform for skeptics
# tech

why twitter is by far the worst social media platform for skeptics

Of all the platforms on which to debate and fact check, Twitter is almost purpose-built to be the absolute worst.

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