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‘Climate lockdown’ is a new type of disinformation that aims to drive fear about future ‘green tyranny’ – it claims gvmt overreach will be enacted under the pretext of climate change to strip people of civil liberties, using language explicitly related to the pandemic (1/12)
ISD tracked the emergence and spread of the ‘climate lockdown’ narrative, showing how poorly worded headlines from mainstream media were weaponised by right-wing outlets to warn of impending authoritarian doom. Read about it in our new report. (2/12) isdglobal.org/isd-publicatio…
A Guardian article with a misleading headline (top image, changed after a few hours to the bottom) suggesting a ‘global lockdown every two years’ was needed to combat climate change was the 2nd most shared link discussing ‘climate lockdown’, referred to in 28% of all posts (3/12) Image
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I’ve heard from a few friends in the start-up space that sell actual tangible products that this change by Apple has significantly disrupted their business. cnbc.com/2021/09/24/app…
They can no longer effectively target their ads or data mine etc. Feels like something that Congress should at least study in greater detail. One giant company kneecapping another in the name of “privacy” leads to thousands of small businesses in the middle getting hurt. #BigTech
In 2021, social media ads are basically the Main St billboard for a lot of small direct to consumer companies. They shouldn’t be caught in the crosshairs of big tech fights. At the very least Congress should study the issue more extensively.
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gab.com/hommel_b

Ik zal nog tot 1 januari op dit forum actief zijn.

Daarna gebruik ik het alleen nog om snel relevante wetenschap langs te zien komen.

Het is #BigTech die een belangrijke rol speelde in het ontstaan van deze situatie.

#coronavirus #coronapas
Ik zie geen andere mogelijkheid dan alles wat door deze Techreuzen wordt gerund te boycotten.

Voor mij geen Facebook. Geen LinkedIn. En uiteindelijk ook geen Twitter meer.

Ik hoef met een groot deel van de mensen in de wereld niets meer. Nu niet en in de toekomst niet.
Voor wie mij wil volgen en mijn draadjes wil lezen, zal vanaf 1 januari 2022 mee moeten naar gab.com.

Voor wie dat niet wil, ook goed.
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Today, COC is launching our #BreakUpBigTech campaign. With all of the recent @Facebook news, it’s urgent #Congress pass #antitrust reform.

An outage at 1 company shouldn't knock out 3 of the largest social platforms. #BigTech monopolies put economic justice at risk. A thread 🧵
Without #antitrust regulation, #tech giants like @Google, @Facebook, @Amazon, & @Apple allow the civil rights of Black people to be violated. Corporations use surveillance networks that span across the #Internet to collect information about you that's sold to advertisers.
Advertisers run targeted ads & online marketplaces. This #data is used to discriminate against Black users, denying us opportunities for employment or home loans.

#BigTech shouldn’t have so much power that they can choose to ignore hate speech & misinfo continue to make profits.
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1/8 🙅‍♀️ Debiasing AI is not a silver bullet! 🙅🏾‍♂️

EDRi's latest report by @AggieBalayn & @sedyst from @tudelft shows that EU policymakers must STOP framing AI harms as technical flaws in the design of the AI systems, which can be fixed by using tech or "debiasing" solutions. "Beyond Debiasing. Regulating AI and its inequalities&q
2/8 The report explains why AI inequalities are a much more complicated problem than just a system design issue.

🔥To make a real difference to the experience of marginalised groups, lawmakers need to view AI in the wider context of structural discrimination, inequality & power.
3/8 ❌ Failing to recognise the complexity of #AI’s impact on the broader political economy, risks giving even more power & control to #BigTech.
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"A review of public disclosures from @Facebook @Google and @Amazon shows the tech giants have for years funded some of the most influential conservative political organizations and dark money groups responsible for the war on abortion rights." #AbortionBan
thedailybeast.com/amazon-google-…
Add $FB $GOOGL $AMZN $ORCL to the list of companies that should speak out against the Texas abortion law.
Dark money groups funded by #BigTech companies include: Federalist Society, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Committee for Justice, and the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Dark money groups also own SCOTUS justices. #DarkMoney
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“There’s only two things that matter, the 3 November movement, what happened on the third of November, and then what happened in the Wuhan lab.

You get to the bottom of those two, everything else takes care of itself.” #SteveBannon (full text follows)
realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/…
As promised:

"If you’ve been canceled by social media, dismissed by Fake News or written off by Paul Ryan, don’t worry — there is still a home for you.
Twice a day Monday through Friday, and again for two hours on Saturday, you are welcome to Steve Bannon’s “War Room” for entertainment, education and a crash course in taking back your country.

.

You certainly won’t be alone.
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Can ethical, inclusive tech help to create a better world?

This @wef report argues that critical #technologies such as artificial intelligence (#AI) and machine learning, have already defined our world.

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@AlbertoMChi @oost_marcel @SaeedBaygi #ML #BigData
Their point is that it's not the #technology, but its curation that matters. Technology for technology's sake is neither positive nor negative.

To paraphrase Tim Cook over the weekend...it's all about trust.

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@jaypalter @terence_mills @KeithKeller #TimCook #BigTech Image
It's a theme I keep coming back to because there are lots of examples of "bad #tech", by which i mean "bad USES of tech".

#Facebook and #Robinhood come to mind, and there are many more.

3/4
@efipm @profgalloway @SpirosMargaris #Gamification
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Thread of the very best #YouTube channels and #Twitter accounts to follow for:

#AI/ #ML, #DeepLearning, #neural and all things #datascience

bit.ly/3g8pVDL

#AI #machinelearning @wiserin10 #datascience #bigdata #artificialintelligence
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@Analyticsindiam

Analytics India Magazine includes discussions on news, tips for the data ecosystem and a deep dive into #AI/#ML, #deeplearning and #neural networks

#YouTube subscriber count: 38k
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@Krishnaik06

Krish Naik is co-founder of iNeuron.ai and specialises in #machinelearning, #deeplearning, and computer vision. Krish’s #YouTube channel is a deep dive into all things #AI/#ML, perfect for beginners

YouTube subscriber count: 421k
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Why is #Apple getting so much heat over its new Child Protection Mesures?

They are well-intentioned, present no risk to anyone who doesn't store child abuse material on their devices, and, frankly, there's nothing new here

#CSAM #Privacy @WiserIn10

rickhuckstep.com/wiser-newslett…
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Collectively known as #CSAM (child sexual abuse material), #Apple are not the first in #BigTech to use #technology to surveil its users for this
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#Facebook has been using #algorithms to detect child abuse images since at least 2018 (which the CEO of Facebook-owned #WhatsApp seemed to have forgotten when he launched an outraged #Twitter tirade at Apple's new measures last week)
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Censorship alert

This is live now but I can’t comment

Facebook has restricted my ability to use this feature for 30 days ”to prevent any misuse”

facebook.com/715797502/post…

@discernableco
@Drs4CovidEthics @PiersRobinson1

#Covid #BigTech #propaganda #informationoperation
Live now: Debate in Australia.

Guest: Bill Lang - Small Business Australia

Watch/replay: The People's Project - Discernable
facebook.com/discernable/vi…

@discernableco

#auspol #covid #lockdown
LIVE: Damian Coony on @discernableco panel:

Most severe unintended consequences of lockdown

Lack of care
Isolation
General loss of health /wealth
Psychological harm
Harm to children

When our politicians say they are keeping us safe they have failed

#auspol #covid
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#Amazon’s investments have fuelled job creation and economic growth in communities across the USA

Amazon invested more than $167 billion in the U.S. on infrastructure and compensation to employees
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#Amazon has created more than 950,000 full- and part-time jobs in the U.S.

No other company has created more jobs than Amazon in the past decade

Last year Amazon created an average of 1,000 jobs per day in the U.S.
@WiserIn10 Image
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Since 2010, #Amazon’s investments have led to the contribution of more than $499 billion to the U.S. GDP Image
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At least five popular Chinese apps have suspended new user registrations in compliance with regulatory demands

This is part of China's latest #BigTech Crackdown (read more about that here...)
@WiserIn10
rickhuckstep.com/china-tech-cra…
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Ride-hailing behemoth #DiDi Chuxing has over 90% marketshare in China and stopped new user registrations after an investigation into the company's #cybersecurity practices

#ChinaTech #BigTech Image
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However, the impact of suspending new registrations is limited for big firms like #WeChat because they are already so widely implemented
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#Facebook could be forced to sell off GIF platform #Giphy in response to UK regulators

by @CNNBusiness #competition #bigtech #regulation @WiserIn10
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15 months ago, #Facebook said it was buying the popular #GIF search engine #Giphy for about $400 million

Now the acquisition may be a bust, thanks to an #antitrust probe by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority

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The public debate about #disinformation, influence operations and responses… is lacking scrutiny & real debate over rapidly developing defence policies and military responses, esp on ethics. If only public expert discussions got as focused in the weeds on this as on #BigTech.
What discussions do happen seem to be driven my ex-military personnel and very focused on the ‘how to’ of understanding enemies and developing messages and targeting etc… as usual.
People badly need to start to care about this.
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It is very important in this period of humanity to take a serious look at what is happening in the world friends.

Watch this video first in its entirety & reflect upon current situations critically.

🙏

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#Menticide is here & with it, a new attempt to establish a "#TechnoTotalitarian" rule over the lives of American citizens.

The final variant of #Coronavirus could very well be the manifestation of a #NewWorldOrder under #totalitarian rule.
That may sound absurd, but what is very concerning is that many talking heads in the media & even public figures are now making very carefully worded emotional appeals to logic to further induce a totalitarian #masspsychosis.
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Does the US #copyright law apply to Indian users of the internet? In today's digital era, where memes and reels are "remixed" and shared with ease across platforms — this is an important question. Thread: 1/n

internetfreedom.in/dmca-infringem…
Copyright issues are the biggest reason content is taken down!

96.2% takedown complaints received by Google related to copyright infringements, while Twitter restricted 684.6k accounts between July 2020 and December 2020 due to copyright complaints. 2/n

thewire.in/tech/google-mo…
Important: What is the DMCA and does it apply to Indians?

DMCA is the law that protects the intellectual property rights (IPR) of digital content creators. India was a signatory to the WIPO Copyright Treaty ('96) — this has put the DMCA at par with other domestic IPR laws. 3/n
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It is crystal clear from the plain text (textualism) and the original public understanding (originalism) of our century-old antitrust laws that trillion-dollar #BigTech monopolists (@Google, @amazon, @Facebook, @Apple) are violating the law.

axios.com/conservative-c…
But starting about 40 years ago, conservative academics and judges essentially rewrote—and neutered—our federal antitrust laws by grafting on the “consumer-welfare standard.”

This judicial activism makes it difficult to bring antitrust lawsuits, especially against #BigTech.
The “consumer-welfare standard” largely forces judges to focus narrowly on how the alleged anticompetitive conduct affects the price to consumers.

The problem is that #BigTech largely offers “free” services, like @Google’s gmail, internet search, and maps.
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There can only be a few explanations for the #TexasDemocrats apparent, ongoing #COVID19 'super-spreader event: Either the #Texas Democrats are lying about being vaccinated and the vaccine works; or, they ARE vaccinated & the Vaccine DOESN'T work; ...

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...or the testing system is flawed and shows false positives for those w/COVID antibodies in their system from a prior, mild infection- or the PCR Amalayse Test is flawed in that it detects ALL Coronaviruses as results are 'amplified' to get ANY result ...

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...(as the late INVENTOR of the test stated); Or this is all DC Swamp Kabuki Kabuki Theater to 'muddy the waters' with disinformation in order to maintain artificially high levels of public confusion & hysteria- which can be exploited politically?

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kevinmd.com/blog/2021/01/w…
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1/6

#BreakingNews
#MustWatch

#45Kinitiative

#Expose the #Covid19 #Corruption of #Fauci

A message to #Google #Youtube #Facebook & #Twitter you are complicit in causing death & #WeThePeople can’t wait to drag you in court!

#WakeUp
#Vaccine
#Coronamaatregelen
#ikprikhetniet
3/6

#BreakingNews
#MustWatch

Make #45kinitiative #Trending

If #BigTech & #Mainstreammedia cover up the #vaccineSideEffects it makes them complicit!
The #vaccinated people have been experimented at for a death rate of 1%

#WeThePeople
#WakeUp
#Coronamaatregelen
#ikprikhetniet
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All unmasked on the plane ride to the Swamp. Of the 'Delta Variant' is SO much more contagious, why aren't they ALL testing positive, or at least a majority?

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Nobody trusts ANYTHING the govt, corporatist MSM and #BigTech say because of the horrible misinformation & outright lies they told us over the past 2 years- making ridiculous assertions NOT based on science, but on what perpetuates a continual state of fear.

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Avaricious political climbers use coordinated & sustained fear-mongering to empower & enrich themselves- while tearing this country apart. They need to silence dissent, as their house-of-cards regimes are so morally & ethically bankrupt they can't stand up to scrutiny.

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12,368 — that's the number of content removal demands issued to Twitter by the Government of India. No other country has issued as many demands, ever.

The first round of Transparency Reports has been revealed, and this is what we found. 🧵 1/n

internetfreedom.in/big-tech-relea…
Guess what? 2 million accounts were banned by WhatsApp in 1 month.

Yes, you read that right. 2/n
Here's more: The government issued over 40,300 orders between July and December 2020. This affected over 62,754 Indian users in just 6 months, or an average of 10,000 Indian users every month. 3/n

transparency.fb.com/data/governmen…
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