articles tagged: social media
the real reason why hate continues to flourish on social media
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the real reason why hate continues to flourish on social media

What's holding the tech giants back from addressing racists and bigots trying to overrun their platforms isn't the limits of their technology. It's fear.

tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble
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tristan harris wants to save you from technology with inane technobabble

As more and more people become disillusioned with social media, a new breed of grifter blaming old human follies on technology is trying to cash in on their misery.

why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
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why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.

how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics
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how cranks cheat algorithms and silence their critics

It’s not your imagination, social media and product rankings are being gamed with very obvious tricks tech companies are refusing to stop.

world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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how the fake news monster grows stronger

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

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