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www.whowritestherules.online > Aina Abiodun
Aina Abiodun: ‘The cost of their enrichment is my continued oppression’
23 aug. 2021 - I was once such a passionate advocate of the web that I made it my business to preach the gospel to my then skeptical friends, that technology would deliver a democratized, equitable and creatively limitless future to us all. After all, it was for everyone. And it was free. And there were no rules.
 · advertising · beauty-ideal · black-struggle · feminism · harassment · racist-technology · social-media

www.groene.nl > Jan Postma
Haat doet leven?
7 jul. 2021 - We haten mannen, de vleesindustrie, vrouwelijke politici, de elite, het volk en ventileren dat op sociale media. Wat hebben die zich voortdurend herhalende discussies en ruzies ons te bieden? Proberen we in onze gedeelde afkeer geborgenheid te vinden? Of is het iets anders?
 · addiction · hate · social-media · twitter

www.chimamanda.com > Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
It is Obscene: A True Reflection in Three Parts
15 jun. 2021 - When you are a public figure, people will write and say false things about you. It comes with the territory. Many of those things you brush aside. Many you ignore. The people close to you advise you that silence is best. And it often is. Sometimes, though, silence makes a lie begin to take on the shimmer of truth.
 · cancel-culture · entitlement · feminism · inclusion · obscenity · post-woke · social-media · trans-rights · truth

decorrespondent.nl > Lena Bril
Sociale media zijn geen ‘afleiding’ van het ‘echte’ leven
28 may. 2021 - In de maatschappelijke discussie over nepnieuws en polarisatie worden sociale media vaak als oorzaak aangewezen. Ten grondslag hieraan ligt de idee dat de wereld op sociale media en de ‘echte’ wereld van elkaar gescheiden zijn. Twee denkers, Tim Markham en Evgeny Morozov, laten zien wat er verloren gaat met deze benadering, ook wel technologisch determinisme genoemd.
 · algorithmic-regulation · social-media · solutionism · techno-determinism

crookedtimber.org > Maria Farrell
What is Ours is Only Ours to Give
4 may. 2021 - Kim Stanley Robinson’s books are how I think about the future. I’m not exaggerating when I say they’re how I manage to think about it at all. They provide much of the temporal and political context in which I do my work, which is to say, they educate me and let me know I’m not alone. Future uses of data and networks are a tiny part of The Ministry for the Future (TMFTF), just as tech policy only counts, now, insofar as it serves our species-wide effort to survive and perhaps flourish. TMFTF does some thinking on how network and information technology – specifically, social media and blockchain – can do the genuinely liberatory work they’ve long been hailed as making possible. I’ve worked in tech policy since the late nineties and will talk mostly in this piece about ways that might work sooner and better to get us to a desirable tech future, and one that gets less in the way of dealing with climate crisis. (I use ‘climate crisis’ as shorthand for the cluster of anthropogenic extinction events described in TMFTF.)
 · ai-ethics · amazon · artificial-intelligence · big-tech · blockchain · china · climate-change · commons · data-commons · data-portability · facebook · feminism · google · interoperability · misogyny · open-standards · social-graph · social-media · solutionism · surveillance-capitalism

Asian-Americans Experience Rise in Severe Online Hate and Harassment, ADL Survey Finds
24 mar. 2021 - Asian-Americans experienced the largest single rise in severe online hate and harassment year-over-year in comparison to other groups, with 17 percent having experienced sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats, swatting, doxing or sustained harassment this year compared to 11 percent last year, according to a survey released by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). Fully half (50 percent) of Asian-American respondents who were harassed reported that the harassment was because of their race or ethnicity.
 · black-struggle · doxing · hate-speech · platforms · racist-technology · social-media · united-states

www.theatlantic.com > Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev
How to Put Out Democracy’s Dumpster Fire
8 mar. 2021 - Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
 · anonymity · antitrust · creative-commons · culture · democracy · disinformation · facebook · france · internet-governance · platforms · polis · politics · public-sphere · qanon · regulation · safe-harbor · science · social-media · technology · wikipedia

www.youtube.com > Lisa Nakamura and Philip Howard
Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19
12 nov. 2020 - The Oxford Internet Institute hosts Lisa Nakamura, Director Digital Studies Institute, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Nakamura is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and a writer focusing on digital media, race, and gender.
 · covid-19 · not-read · racist-technology · social-media

medium.com > Arnold Brown
Blackbird in the Coal Mine — Are Technology Platforms Stifling Black Community? — Part 2
17 oct. 2018 - In Part 1, I wrote about the technology conditions that led to a group of entrepreneurs creating Blackbird, a custom browser and web search to showcase African American content. While many applauded Blackbird’s efforts to contribute to an emerging Black content community online, others saw Blackbird much more negatively. For some, the fact that a product showcased Black content meant it excluded people from other racial or ethnic groups, or that it promoted a form of self-segregation. For many, they simply did not see a “problem” with the mainstream’s approach to search or showcasing content, and because Blacks were not marginalized to begin with creating a vehicle to address marginalization made no sense. After all, the Internet was supposed to be colorblind.
 · advertising · black-struggle · blackbird · culture · search-engines · social-media

sts-news.medium.com > Lee Vinsel
You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype
1 feb. 2021 - Maybe more people are writing about the real and potential problems of technology today than ever before. That is mostly a good thing. The list of books and articles from the last few years that have nuanced and illuminating perspectives on the contemporary technological situation is rich and long.
 · academia · advertising · ai-ethics · algorithmic-regulation · artificial-intelligence · criti-hype · emerging-technologies · genetic-engineering · human-genome-project · nanotechnology · project-hva · social-media · surveillance-capitalism · technology

decorrespondent.nl > Jesse Frederik
De tragedie achter de toeslagenaffaire
15 jan. 2021 - De toeslagenaffaire ontstond niet door kwaadwillende personen of schuldige kabinetten, maar door de dynamiek tussen de regering, de Tweede Kamer, de ambtenarij, de rechtspraak, de pers en wijzelf – kijkers en kiezers. Het aftreden van het kabinet lost dat niet op, en voorkomt ook geen volgende affaire. Het systeem zélf moet op de schop.
 · belastingdienst · bureaucracy · democracy · fraud · institutions · journalism · netherlands · shared-space · social-media

Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19
12 nov. 2020 - The Oxford Internet Institute hosts Lisa Nakamura, Director Digital Studies Institute, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Nakamura is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and a writer focusing on digital media, race, and gender. 'We are living in an open-ended crisis with two faces: unexpected accelerated digital adoption and an impassioned and invigorated racial justice movement. These two vast and overlapping cultural transitions require new inquiry into the entangled and intensified dialogue between race and digital technology after COVID. My project analyzes digital racial practices on Facebook, Twitter, Zoom, and TikTok while we are in the midst of a technological and racialized cultural breaking point, both to speak from within the crisis and to leave a record for those who come after us. How to Understand Digital Racism After COVID-19 contains three parts: Methods, Objects, and Making, designed to provide humanists and critical social scientists from diverse disciplines or experience levels with pragmatic and easy to use tools and methods for accelerated critical analyses of the digital racial pandemic.'
 · black-struggle · covid-19 · not-read · racist-technology · social-media

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

decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis
Sociale media verwijderen elk jaar miljoenen schokkende video’s. Maar daarmee gaat ook cruciaal bewijs verloren
18 sep. 2020 - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube en andere sociale media verwijderen steeds meer gewelddadige, haatzaaiende en misleidende content van hun platforms. Maar daarmee vernietigen ze ook cruciaal bewijs voor ernstige misdrijven. Is daar een oplossing voor te vinden?
 · bellingcat · content-moderation · covid-19 · disinformation · evidence · facebook · human-rights · myanmar · open-source-journalism · social-media · syrian-archive · youtube

www.bitsoffreedom.nl > Hans de Zwart
Facebook —het grootste land ter wereld— is gemaakt om te profileren (ook etnisch)
23 jun. 2016 - Typhoon werd als zwarte rapper in een mooie auto aangehouden. Sindsdien is de discussie over etnisch profileren terecht losgebarsten. Er is daarbij zelden aandacht voor het feit dat de businessmodellen van diensten uit Silicon Valley grotendeels zijn gebaseerd op profilering, en dat etnisch profileren daarbij als innovatief marketinginstrument wordt aangeprezen.
 · black-struggle · ethnic-profiling · facebook · racist-technology · social-media · universal-pictures

Simplifying Targeting Categories
11 aug. 2020 - Over the past few years, we’ve routinely reviewed and refined our targeting options to make it easier for advertisers to find and use targeting that will deliver the most value for businesses and people. Today, we’re sharing an update on our ongoing review and streamlining the options we provide by removing options that are not widely used by advertisers.
 · advertising · facebook · racist-technology · social-media

www.villamedia.nl > Mark Koster
Facebook weigert advertentie met cover van OPZIJ met zwarte vrouw
17 aug. 2020 - Facebook heeft een advertentie met cover van het feministische maandblad OPZIJ offline gehaald omdat deze overeenkomsten zou vertonen met een blackface-afbeelding. Op de cover van het tijdschrift prijkt de beeltenis van Dr. Abbie Vandivere. De wetenschapper haalde de wereldpers met haar ontdekkingen tijdens de restauratie van Vermeer’s Meisje met de parel voor het Mauritshuis. Vandivere is zwart en heeft op de foto haar lippen rood geverfd.
 · black-struggle · censorship · facebook · racist-technology · social-media