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Facebook is biased about bias

February 25, 2021

Facebook has a meta problem. They lack the critical distance and proper governance to understand their power or their problems. The problem with their problems is not just that they fail to appreciate them, but that they are arguably not in a position to understand them at all.

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Widespread mistrust and misinformation

February 24, 2021

One of the benefits of writing a daily newsletter for over a year and a half is that we begin to return to stories and cycles that are worth revisiting. The phrase we’ve adopted is APT or active persistent threads, and trust is certainly one of them.

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Defund Big Tech, Refund Community

February 23, 2021

I got an email last week from a long time fellow traveler, Andrew Clement, pointing me to a new paper that he had participated in producing.

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Free Pablo Hasel?!

February 22, 2021

Pablo Hasel is a Catalan rapper and political activist who was imprisoned last week in Spain for promoting terrorism. In an unsuccessful effort to avoid arrest (he had already been convicted), Pablo barricaded himself inside of a University. After his apprehension, protests and riots occurred throughout Catalunya for the rest of the week.

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The Rage Economy?

February 19, 2021

Rage is both a subcurrent within and a by-product of the pandemic. However rage is also a tactic used by the news and media industry to maintain an engaged and profitable audience.

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This pandemic is changing who you are

February 19, 2021

Who we are and who we want to become is changing. This pandemic has forced us to spend a lot of time with ourselves, and this is prompting a wide range of responses and reactions.

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Contributors

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.