articles tagged: social media
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.

computers confirm, mommy blogs are a hazard to your health
# health

computers confirm, mommy blogs are a hazard to your health

Mommy blogs are filled with so much disinformation and scaremongering, they should be officially labeled an infectious disease vector.

pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories
# oddities

pizzagate and our brand new social media conspiracy factories

We figured out the recipe for conspiracy theorists. And, unwittingly, so has social media...

why just showing more data doesn’t slow propaganda on social media
# tech

why just showing more data doesn’t slow propaganda on social media

The idea that just giving people more data to make the right choices flies in the face of how humans typically work.

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