Tag: freedom-of-speech

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cennydd.com > Cennydd Bowles
Basecamp and politics-free zones
27 apr. 2021 - Since social impact of tech is my bag, a few words on Basecamp’s recent statement. Most of the counters have already been made. Anyone who’s paid attention knows ‘apolitical’ is a delusional adjective: it means ‘aligned to the political status quo’. And of course there’s an embarrassing lack of privilege awareness in the statement/s. Opting out is a luxury many people don’t have.
 · basecamp · ethics · freedom-of-speech · politics · work-culture

www.volkskrant.nl > Anneke Stoffelen, Lale Gül, Maud Effting and Yassin Elforkani
Lale Gül spreekt oud-imam Yassin Elforkani: ‘Waarom heeft geen énkele imam gezegd: laat Lale met rust?’
16 apr. 2021 - Met haar boek werd Lale Gül het mikpunt van haat in de moslimgemeenschap. Oud-imam Yassin Elforkani, zelf ook vaak bedreigd, steunde haar meteen. Nu wil hij samen met haar het land in om over de islam te praten. Zij is sceptisch: ‘Wat denk je dat dit uithaalt?’
 · freedom-of-speech · islam · netherlands

www.volkskrant.nl > Pieter Sabel
Toezichtsraad: Zwarte Piet is raciaal stereotype en wordt terecht geweerd van Facebook en Instagram
13 apr. 2021 - Het weren van beelden van Zwarte Piet past in het beleid van Facebook om racistische blackface-stereotypen op zijn platforms tegen te gaan. Dat oordeelt een externe raad bij wie gebruikers en Facebook zelf kunnen toetsen of iets terecht wordt verwijderd of niet.
 · black-struggle · censorship · facebook · freedom-of-speech · instagram · netherlands · platforms · racist-technology

www.nytimes.com > Kashmir Hill
What Happens When Our Faces Are Tracked Everywhere We Go?
18 mar. 2021 - When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit — and blew the future of privacy in America wide open.
 · artificial-intelligence · child-abuse · clearview-ai · digital-phrenology · facial-recognition · findface · freedom-of-speech · law-enforcement · physiognomy · privacy · racist-technology · united-states

www.eff.org > Danny O'Brien and Rainey Reitman
Visa and Mastercard are Trying to Dictate What You Can Watch on Pornhub
14 dec. 2020 - Pornhub is removing millions of user-uploaded videos. This action comes after a New York Times column accused the website of hosting sexual videos of underage and nonconsenting women. In response to the Times’ article, Visa and Mastercard cut ties with Pornhub, making it impossible for Pornhub to process payments other than through cryptocurrencies.
 · censorship · freedom-of-speech · mastercard · payment-processors · porn · pornhub · visa

www.newyorker.com > Andrew Marantz
Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself
12 oct. 2020 - The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem?
 · advertising · attention · brazil · censorship · content-moderation · donald-trump · facebook · freedom-of-speech · hate-speech · islamophobia · mark-zuckerberg · peter-thiel · politics · qanon · racist-technology · social-media · surveillance-capitalism · tech-worker-movement · technology · unions

www.nrc.nl > Reinier Kist
Deze klokkenluider waarschuwt voor de techniek die hij hielp ontwikkelen: ‘Trumpaanhangers zijn gemanipuleerd’
17 nov. 2020 - Christopher Wylie: De Cambridge Analytica-klokkenluider pleit voor ‘stroomonderbrekers’ om zeer virale content in te dammen. „Trumpaanhangers hebben het recht om niet bedrogen en misleid te worden.”
 · cambridge-analytica · disinformation · freedom-of-speech · precautionary-principle · regulation · us-2020-elections · wikipedia

freeflowofinformation.blogspot.com > Jos van Dijk
Het recht op leven komt voor de uitingsvrijheid
9 nov. 2020 - De moord op de Franse leraar Samuel Paty heeft ook in Nederland opnieuw een debat over vrijheid van meningsuiting en islamitisch fundamentalisme op gang gebracht. Bij de herdenking van deze moord op Nederlandse scholen, vorige week, kwam het gevaar van het terrorisme ineens nog dichterbij toen een docent van het Emmauscollege in Rotterdam bedreigd werd vanwege een cartoon die in zijn klaslokaal hing. Hij is, gezien alle tumult die volgde op de sociale media, voor zijn eigen veiligheid ondergedoken.
 · freedom-of-speech · islam · religion · terrorism

freeflowofinformation.blogspot.com > Jos van Dijk
Uit zijn verband gerukt
29 sep. 2020 - Een filosofiedocent van de Haagse Hogeschool is onder vuur komen te liggen na het openbaar maken van een videofragment over de wijze waarop zij ethische vraagstukken behandelt. Ze liet haar studenten doordenken over een moordpoging op Hitler en stelde de vraag: ‘Want als ik wél Hitler mag vermoorden, waarom zou ik dan ook niet de handlanger van Hitler mogen vermoorden? Of Trump op dit moment? Of Baudet?’
 · cancel-culture · education · freedom-of-speech · netherlands · philosophy

www.aclu.org > Ellis Cose
The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America
21 sep. 2020 - No one expected their words to be enlightening or their tone harmonious. Hatred rarely comes in such flavors. It spills out as an ugly, incoherent mess infused with the rotten odor of willful ignorance. And so it was with the Nazi wannabes — self-styled white supremacists determined to make their mark on the world, committed to convincing anyone who might listen that their superiority was both evident and inevitable.
 · black-struggle · freedom-of-speech · propaganda · terrorism · united-states · white-nationalism

www.eff.org > Kurt Opsahl
What the *, Nintendo? This in-game censorship is * terrible.
16 sep. 2020 - While many are staying at home and escaping into virtual worlds, it's natural to discuss what's going on in the physical world. But Nintendo is shutting down those conversations with its latest Switch system update (Sep. 14, 2020) by adding new terms like COVID, coronavirus and ACAB to its censorship list for usernames, in-game messages, and search terms for in-game custom designs (but not the designs themselves).
 · censorship · covid-19 · freedom-of-speech · gaming · nintendo

www.eff.org > Nathaniel Sobel
Trump’s Ban on TikTok Violates First Amendment by Eliminating Unique Platform for Political Speech, Activism of Millions of Users, EFF Tells Court
14 sep. 2020 - We filed a friend-of-the-court brief—primarily written by the First Amendment Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law—in support of a TikTok employee who is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok and was seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO). The employee contends that Trump's executive order infringes the Fifth Amendment rights of TikTok's U.S.-based employees. Our brief, which is joined by two prominent TikTok users, urges the court to consider the First Amendment rights of millions of TikTok users when it evaluates the plaintiff’s claims.
 · freedom-of-speech · tiktok

www.nybooks.com > Fara Dabhoiwala
Speech and Slavery in the West Indies
20 aug. 2020 - Slavery was foundational to Britain’s prosperity and rise to global power. Throughout the eighteenth century the empire’s epicenter lay not in North America, Africa, or India but in a handful of small sugar-producing Caribbean islands. The two most important—tiny Barbados and its larger, distant neighbor Jamaica—were among the most profitable places on earth. On the eve of the American Revolution, the nominal wealth of an average white person was £42 in England and £60 in North America. In Jamaica, it was £2,200. Immense fortunes were made there and poured unceasingly back to Britain.
 · caribbean · freedom-of-speech · haiti · jamaica · slavery · united-kingdom · united-states

dailynous.com > Amanda Askell, Annette Zimmermann, C. Thi Nguyen, Carlos Montemayor, David Chalmers, GPT-3, Henry Shevlin, Justin Khoo, Regina Rini and Shannon Vallor
Philosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3)
30 jul. 2020 - Nine philosophers explore the various issues and questions raised by the newly released language model, GPT-3, in this edition of Philosophers On.
 · algorithmic-art · algorithmic-bias · art · artificial-intelligence · chat-bots · consciousness · disinformation · freedom-of-speech · gpt-3 · justice · language · philosophy · plagiarism · racist-technology

www.eff.org > David Greene, Eva Galperin and Kurt Opsahl
TikTok Ban: A Seed of Genuine Security Concern Wrapped in a Thick Layer of Censorship
4 aug. 2020 - It is ironic that, while purporting to protect America from China’s authoritarian government, President Trump is threatening to ban the TikTok app. Censorship of both speech and social media applications, after all, is one of the hallmarks of the Chinese Internet strategy. While there is significant cause for concern with TikTok’s security, privacy, and its relationship with the Chinese government, we should resist a governmental power to ban a popular means of communication and expression.
 · censorship · china · freedom-of-speech · security · tiktok · united-states

bijnaderinzien.com > Josette Daemen
De motivatie voor het vrijemenings­manifest is doorspekt met dubbele standaarden
24 jul. 2020 - Vorige week schreven twee promovendi aan de faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid van mijn eigen universiteit een “open brief ter verdediging van het vrije debat”. De opstellers van het manifest, dat inmiddels meer dan 12 duizend keer is ondertekend, waarschuwen dat de vrijheid van meningsuiting onder druk staat “als gevolg van het optreden van radicale groepen die (institutioneel) racisme zeggen te willen bestrijden”. De brief eindigt met de oproep om “pal te staan voor het vrije debat”.
 · black-struggle · cancel-culture · freedom-of-speech

users.drew.edu > Betrand Russell
Free Thought and Official Propaganda
1 jan. 1920 - Moncure Conway, in whose honour we are assembled today, devoted his life to two great objects: freedom of thought and freedom of the individual. In regard to both these objects, something has been gained since his time, but something also has been lost. New dangers, somewhat different in form from those of past ages, threaten both kinds of freedom, and unless a vigorous and vigilant public opinion can be aroused in defence of them, there will be much less of both a hundred years hence than there is now. My purpose in this address is to emphasize the new dangers and to consider how they can be met.
 · freedom-of-speech · not-read · philosophy