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A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet - The New York Times
But we do know that the design of internet platforms can create and reinforce extremist beliefs.
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There is no offline equivalent of the experience of being algorithmically nudged toward a more strident version of your existing beliefs, or having an invisible hand steer you from gaming videos to neo-Nazism. The internet is now the place where the seeds of extremism are planted and watered, where platform incentives guide creators toward the ideological poles, and where people with hateful and violent beliefs can find and feed off one another.

So the pattern continues. People become fluent in the culture of online extremism, they make and consume edgy memes, they cluster and harden. And once in a while, one of them erupts.
extremism  internet-culture  memes  platforms  algorithm  hate  muslim 
5 days ago by rachaelsullivan
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker
Like it or not, Zuckerberg is a gatekeeper.
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Facebook’s free-speech dilemmas have no simple answers—you don’t have to be a fan of Alex Jones to be unnerved by the company’s extraordinary power to silence a voice when it chooses, or, for that matter, to amplify others, to pull the levers of what we see, hear, and experience.
facebook  democracy  moderation  hate  hoaxes  facebookworldtakeover 
october 2018 by rachaelsullivan
The Link Between Racism and PTSD | Psychology Today
Racism-related experiences can range from frequent ambiguous “microaggressions” to blatant hate crimes and physical assault. Racial microaggressions are subtle, yet pervasive acts of racism; these can be brief remarks, vague insults, or even non-verbal exchanges, such as a scowl or refusal to sit next to a Black person on the subway. When experiencing microaggressions, the target loses vital mental resources trying figure out the intention of one committing the act. These events may happen frequently, making it difficult to mentally manage the sheer volume of racial stressors. The unpredictable and anxiety-provoking nature of the events, which may be dismissed by others, can lead to victims feeling as if they are “going crazy.” Chronic fear of these experiences may lead to constant vigilance or even paranoia, which over time may result in traumatization or contribute to PTSD when a more stressful event occurs later (Carter, 2007). In fact, one study of female veterans found that African Americans scored higher on measures of ideas of persecution and paranoia, which the authors attributed to an adaptive response to racism (C’de Baca, Castillo, & Qualls, 2012).
hate  racism  study  violence  harassment 
july 2018 by rachaelsullivan
Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men… — ProPublica
Facebook has used these rules to train its "content reviewers" to decide whether to delete or allow posts. Facebook says the exact wording of its rules may have changed slightly in more recent versions. ProPublica recreated the slides.
facebook  racism  algorithm  race  censorship  hate  moderation 
july 2018 by rachaelsullivan
Trump's real plan for 2018 - Axios
A source close to the White House tells me that with an eye to getting Republicans excited about voting for Republicans in midterms, the president this year will be looking for "unexpected cultural flashpoints" — like the NFL and kneeling — that he can latch onto in person and on Twitter.
election  politics  postman  publicsphere  public_opinion  hate  twitter 
february 2018 by rachaelsullivan
From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Facebook Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg : All Tech Considered : NPR (Nov. 2016)
It's hard to remember this sometimes, but Facebook has never claimed to be a free-speech platform. The company is trying to create a safe space where, unlike on Twitter, people can share without being trolled or shamed.
facebook  moderation  harassment  hate  fakenews  algorithm  platforms 
december 2017 by rachaelsullivan
"The Internet of Hate" (2016)
After Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own.
(with clever illustrations)
racism  misogyny  trolling  harassment  election  moderation  internet  hashtag  illustration  hate 
november 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Facebook 'must do more to tackle racism' say campaign groups - Telegraph
Mr Zuckerburg has been reluctant to heavily regulate his site, which relies on users to report racist and offensive behaviour and whose terms and conditions prohibit comments that are "abusive, vulgar, hateful or racially and ethnically objectionable". A spokeswoman said comments posted by users "often reflects the reality of conversations that take place in the pub or with friends" but stressed the site intervened to ensure content that breaks the law would be removed. She added the one of the groups mentioned by The Independent, called 'People hate Pakis', had already been deleted.
A statement from the site said: "We want Facebook to be a place where people can discuss issues and current affairs, while respecting the rights and feelings of others.
facebook  racism  publicsphere  democracy  hate 
october 2010 by rachaelsullivan

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