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www.whowritestherules.online > Hera Hussain
Hera Hussain: 'Decolonising digital rights'
23 aug. 2021 - For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the duty of being that woman who sits in a meeting room in London, Geneva, New York, Berlin and Paris and talks about what digital rights mean for not just people of colour in Europe and North America, but across the rest of the world. Approximately 84% of the world’s poor live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and the digital divide remains steep but that’s only part of the story. These aren’t passive consumers of the web. They’re active prosumers. TikTok has been downloaded over 360 million times in South East Asia, a region of 658 million people. With social platforms, anyone with a phone can become a star, make money, connect with others, build a family of choice and acceptance, fall in love, and live a life they may not be allowed otherwise.
 · digital-rights · facebook · feminism · harassment · platforms · racist-technology · tiktok · trauma · youtube

www.eugenewei.com > Eugene Wei
American Idle
21 feb. 2021 - TikTok’s Warp Scan filter is a bizarre concept for a filter in and of itself, but the myriad of ways TikTok users put it to use just shows what happens when you throw random tools to the masses and allow for emergent creativity. It only takes a handful of innovators to unleash a meme tsunami.
 · authenticity · comedy · comments · creativity · fan-fiction · feedback-loops · illusion-of-transparency · innovation · irony · memes · network-effects · ooda-loop · remix-culture · sampling · tiktok · video

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

donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com > Donald Clark
TikTok; fascinating features for the future of learning…
Tik… Tok… the sound of the clock you used to hear in a room, when we had mechanical clocks. Isn’t it odd that a fantastically successful online service should be named after something users may never have actually heard, unless simulated digitally? To be fair it’s catchy and suggests time, a key feature of the platform, which delivers snappy, short videos.
 · artificial-intelligence · learning · tiktok

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