The Threat to Alternative Sites Jun 8, 2019 23:31:33 GMT -5
Post by Wayne Hall on Jun 8, 2019 23:31:33 GMT -5
This is the starting point for discussion:
Dimitris Hall says:
Generally I agree with this article, even if I do think some of the concerns it raises are too alt-right in flavor themselves, e.g. 8). I do find 6) disconcerting, but if you think about it, it's all just a symptom of Youtube and Google becoming political. People interested in this stuff will find alternatives, and Youtube will end up becoming what it was always destined to be -- the Boobtube of the "you", or "me" era. And the wheel will keep turning.
It is another aspect of the same narrative presented in this article I read a couple of days ago: hmmdaily.com/2019/04/03/youtube-is-built-to-keep-getting-worse/
Part of this narrative is that Youtube themselves cannot really control Youtube. And when you have things like deepfake technology appearing:
all bets are off. It's going to get interesting, and dark. But let's not get disheartened; the odds were never on the side of truth, but this new era has still levelled the field, despite all these developments, and despite there being incredible amounts of disinformation out there, there are more people questioning the dominant narratives than ever, even if they do not make themselves visible.
Phillip Adams says:
The censorship is happening. But I suppose these entities that host the social media platforms need safeguards for behavior outcomes as a result of their platform facilitation etc. The issue is when this "umbrella' is used to exclude specific thought avenues , in order to guide perceptions.
I have been censored extensively and had to send multiple communications to several social media commercial entities in order to rectify. They have always returned my access after I have raised it with them directly.
Censorship will continue unless over-arching damage issues are politicised.
First gates of censorship are Software/"Bot" driven and the same with eh complaints portals.
Human communication is now being limited by word/phrase detection software.
Preda Mihaelescu says:
I saw warnings and complaints in this direction, but I cannot estimate it personally.
Let's take one example of a contentious issue, the Christchurch massacre. Distortion and censorship is evidently running riot in connection with it: main.cse-initiative.eu/?p=720