For-profit corporations funding the only source of information for millions of people that they still don’t control? What could possibly go wrong?
- It’s there, in one article. In “Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress: the key moments”, Zuckerberg is quoted as answering: every single time you go to share something on Facebook, whether it's a photo in Facebook, or a message, every single time, there's a control right there about who you're going to be sharing it with ... and you can change that and control that in line. The issue is right in the “there’s a control right there” part: what other humans can or cannot see about you inside Facebook does not matter at all.
Does paying for almost everything you read put you at a distinct advantage? On one hand, yes, no doubt. On the other, I find certain propositions a bit troubling.
Below please find the over FIVE HUNDRED suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. With respect to the last update, there are quite interesting quotes about Europe, more entries from or about Eastern Europe, music, philosophy, economy and science. Check them out!
- Fake news, echo chambers, filter bubbles: how much do they REALLY create or influence people’s opinions on politics, or anything else? What is the real “polarization” created by social media like Facebook, and what are its real consequences, if any? In this post I have collected some tweets, quotes and links showing that, as Facebook would say “it’s complicated”. But real. It's complicated The starting point is the New York Times article titled “Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown”, whose subtitle is “It’s very hard to change people’s minds, especially when so many are already committed partisans.
I sincerely apologize for the clickbait title, but sometimes you really can’t avoid them.
Below please find the suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. What do you think?
There is fake news, that is the more or less “alternative-” facts published specifically for political propaganda, or just to make some buck. But there is also news that are true but deliberately CLONED, like animals in factory farms. Here is a real-world example from Italy.
Here are four habits that make millions of people waste huge amounts of time, often without even making them feel better.