👓 How Facebook and Twitter Help Amplify Fringe Websites | Anti-Defamation League

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Extremists are leveraging Facebook and Twitter to ensure that the hateful philosophies that begin to germinate on message boards like Gab and 8chan find a new and much larger audience.

I’ll note here that I’ve noticed that sites like Gab have been working at transitioning into projects like Mastodon as a means of getting around roadblocks related to getting their mobile apps into marketplaces like the Apple and Google app stores.

We need far more tools to help individuals to control the crap that they see on the internet.

👓 Proposals for Reasonable Technology Regulation and an Internet Court | BuzzMachine

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I have seen the outlines of a regulatory and judicial regime for internet companies that begins to make sense to me. In it, platforms set and are held...

An interesting update and take on internet regulations.

📑 How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes | Nieman Lab

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As deepfakes make their way into social media, their spread will likely follow the same pattern as other fake news stories. In a MIT study investigating the diffusion of false content on Twitter published between 2006 and 2017, researchers found that “falsehood diffused significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than truth in all categories of information.” False stories were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than the truth and reached 1,500 people six times more quickly than accurate articles.  

This sort of research should make it easier to find and stamp out from the social media side of things. We need regulations to actually make it happen however.

👓 Facebook Has Removed More Than A Dozen Big Conservative And Liberal Political Pages | Buzz Feed

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Facebook said the pages were managed by a fake account and were spamming content from LifeZette, a conservative site.