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1. Talking at #EmTechDigital today on 'Preparing for #Deepfakes: Trust and Truth' placing in broader framework of how we think about AI and social good. My cliffnotes here in this thread events.technologyreview.com/emtech/digital… (in great company with @red_abebe and @latonero)
2. Quick intro for those don't know @witnessorg; work on helping anyone, anywhere using video and tech for human rights. We're focused on making you more effective, ethical and safe if you do. And that means also keeping eye out for emerging tech threats witness.org
3. Big emerging tech threats we're concerned about now are: #AI at intersection with #disinformation, #media manipulation and rising #authoritarianism. We know this is where the rubber hits the road for activists and civic witnesses on the ground.
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Must read on #authoritarianism:
Opinion: The strongmen are back. And we have no idea how to confront them. wapo.st/strongmen
"It has returned as an ideological force, offering the age-old critique of liberalism, and just at the moment when the liberal world is suffering its greatest crisis of confidence since the 1930s..."
"It has returned armed with new and hitherto unimaginable tools of social control and disruption that are shoring up authoritarian rule at home, spreading it abroad and reaching into the very heart of liberal societies to undermine them from within."
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The only emergency is the threat to the #Constitution, the #SeparationofPowers and the #RuleofLaw posed by this so called @POTUS. A sniveling, narcissistic, manchild and wannabe Dictator.
#FakeTrumpEmergency
wapo.st/2TMFTZX
2/ Most Americans, sadly, don't seem to see what's happening here. It's no longer about "Politics" as he's so skillfully framed it. It's about the US Constitution and something called #SeparationofPowers. The Senate #Republicans finally slapped his hand.
flip.it/TkAONW
3/ But his inevitable Veto of the measure and the Senate's inability (or unwillingness) to override that veto is just one more huge step towards #Authoritarianism. You see Congress controlling the "Power of the Purse" is just one way to keep a Dictator president in check.
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Trump: Day 614
-206th Day at Trump Property
-Claims China Interfering in Midterms
-Calls Avenatti a "Third-Rate Lawyer"
-3rd & 4th Kava Accuser Emerge
-3rd Interest Rate Hike of the Year
-ICE Using New Restraining Devices
-Tariffs on Metals Cost Ford $1B
-Press Conference a Wreck
Add...
Day 719 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 571 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Let's start here: Dan Rather does a good job summarizing the Sinclair propaganda facet of Trump's authoritarian regime.
Rump's authoritarian behavior includes subverting democracy, failure to be transparent, failure to be accountable, nepotism, cronyism, and many dimensions of financial corruption.
Trump's authoritarianism includes thwarting the will of congress, obstructing the protection of the environment, and putting property & people & planet at unprecedented risk.

#EPA #BootPruitt #DumpPruit #FirePruitt #PruittMustGo #PruittMustResign
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Trump’s step to dismantle our democracy:
1) exec branch: leave agencies unstaffed or staff them w/regime members who will deconstruct from within
2) 4th estate: put major brands in hands of allies (Time, CNN, etc) & strike down FCC barriers for consolidation (Sinclair).

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3) judicial branch-see Week 54: add new positions and rush thru appointments unfilled by Obama etc. McConnell removes barriers
4) legislative branch-threaten and bully GOP House and Senate into complicity and submission.
#authoritarianism

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Trump has made dramatic progress quickly in deconstructing our democracy. The guardrails there to stop him are disappearing. I fear us putting all our eggs in the Mueller basket, cuz Trump will do something to undermine the investigation to save himself when it becomes necessary.
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