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“The four ways that ex-internet idealists explain where it all went wrong”, by Tim Hwang for MIT Technology Review
Among the [Depressed Former Internet Optimists (DFIO)], this process is giving rise to a boomlet of distinct cliques with distinct views about how the internet went wrong and what to do about it. As an anxiety-­ridden DFIO myself, I’ve been morbidly cataloguing these strains of thinking and have identified four main groups: the Purists, the Disillusioned, the Hopeful, and the Revisionists.
internet  ethics  politics 
2 hours ago by beep
A discussion with Helen Pluckrose, co-author of “Grievance Studies” hoax article
On October 2, Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian published an article titled “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship,” which detailed the results of a year-long effort to publish false hoax articles, deliberately comprised of made-up data and bogus, reactionary conclusions, in academic journals associated with gender, race, and sexual orientation studies.
sociology  politics  interview 
2 hours ago by lilja
Saudi Twitter manipulation
Not just bots and paid tweets; they had a spy working as a Twitter engineer
saudiarabia  saudi  twitter  politics 
3 hours ago by nelson
Campus Week: The Emperor’s Woke Clothes – Tablet Magazine
Article about how Political Correctness and how it works.
feminism  science  politics 
4 hours ago by dda
107,000 Georgia voters purged
People removed from the poll for not voting in prior elections
georgia  politics  voting  votingrights 
4 hours ago by nelson
Effort to vote by state
Map of which states make it hard to vote
vote  voting  politics  votingrights  tootme  map 
5 hours ago by nelson

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