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Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:57:20 AM »
More people should be paying attention to Jaron Lanier.  This short TED Talk explains why mankind is on the verge of mass suicide because of the internet.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qQ-PUXPVlos&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/qQ-PUXPVlos&fs=1</a>
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Re: Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 12:38:37 PM »
This one is another TED Talk....looking specifically at YouTube. If you donít want to listen to the whole thing, I think just before the  12 minute mark is a good place to start.

(Decided itís better to start at 4 minutes, after listening again.)

I donít think I posted this one before....but if I have please excuse my bad memory.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/iFTWM7HV2UI&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/iFTWM7HV2UI&fs=1</a>
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Re: Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 07:41:49 PM »
This one is another TED Talk....looking specifically at YouTube. If you donít want to listen to the whole thing, I think just before the  12 minute mark is a good place to start.

(Decided itís better to start at 4 minutes, after listening again.)

I donít think I posted this one before....but if I have please excuse my bad memory.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/iFTWM7HV2UI&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/iFTWM7HV2UI&fs=1</a>

What she talks about possibly happening in 2017 (social media tech influencing election) just happened in 2020, as she predicted. Think about who has been threatening to break up their monopolies and regulate them as content publishers, and actually brought anti-trust lawsuits against them. Do you think they would just let their fortunes disappear without having a say? They shut down the NY Post's account after they published the Hunter Biden laptop story and prevented nearly everyone from getting that story, including conservatives who missed it on Fox. After the election (the safe harbor deadline to be more precise), the story is "verified" and they let it run everywhere. No reasonable person can conclude that they did not massively influence the election outcome just with that one censorship decision, let alone all the shit they have been pulling for the last 4 years with their AGI technology.

Ultimately, though, I am not trying to blame them or advocate for regulation beyond basic enforcement of anti-trust laws. Trying to pin the blame on others is precisely the problem. Internet, social media and AGI is here with us to stay no matter what, there is no going back to the "old way" of doing things. Therefore we need to become more disciplined and responsible than ever. We need to be aware of what is going on with these companies and help others become aware, so they know how to avoid its pitfalls. That is the only way forward, but the Democrats abandoned any notion of "personal responsibility" a long time ago and they are the ones behind the levers of political power now (except for the SC, until they decide to "pack" it with more justices, that is).   
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Re: Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 09:17:00 PM »
This is an absolute must watch from min. 1-4. Regardless of what you think about Fox news and Tucker, Glenn Greenwald is beyond reproach in my opinion. He has been fighting this battle from Day 1 no matter which political parties were implicated and he was recently walked away from the highly successful independent news company he founded because they would not let him report honestly. Also, he is a constitutional lawyer. Just listen to what he has to say for 3 min.

The video can't be embedded because it is "private" so I am pasting the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h64BoKZPBI

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Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 10:14:37 PM »
This is an absolute must watch from min. 1-4. Regardless of what you think about Fox news and Tucker, Glenn Greenwald is beyond reproach in my opinion. He has been fighting this battle from Day 1 no matter which political parties were implicated and he was recently walked away from the highly successful independent news company he founded because they would not let him report honestly. Also, he is a constitutional lawyer. Just listen to what he has to say for 3 min.

The video can't be embedded because it is "private" so I am pasting the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h64BoKZPBI

The video is still private.  Glenn is beyond reproach but if the Hunter Biden Laptop is fake and it likely is, I don't agree it is worth writing about.  But I defend Glen's right to do so if he believes the laptop is not fake.  Glen had a contract and the Intercept broke it.
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A message for non-Diners and the choir too.
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Re: A message for non-Diners and the choir too.
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 11:37:38 PM »
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Re: Why We Have Social Unrest Coming Out Of Social Media
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2021, 07:39:34 AM »
This is an absolute must watch from min. 1-4. Regardless of what you think about Fox news and Tucker, Glenn Greenwald is beyond reproach in my opinion. He has been fighting this battle from Day 1 no matter which political parties were implicated and he was recently walked away from the highly successful independent news company he founded because they would not let him report honestly. Also, he is a constitutional lawyer. Just listen to what he has to say for 3 min.

The video can't be embedded because it is "private" so I am pasting the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h64BoKZPBI

The video is still private.  Glenn is beyond reproach but if the Hunter Biden Laptop is fake and it likely is, I don't agree it is worth writing about.  But I defend Glen's right to do so if he believes the laptop is not fake.  Glen had a contract and the Intercept broke it.

Basically he speaks brilliantly about how the Democrats, Big Tech and most news media are de facto the SAME apparatus working together to take away all of our privacy and freedoms on a scale that will make post 9/11 "national security" laws and spying programs look like child's play. I'm sure the clip will be made available on Fox news channel soon. In the meantime, here is a classic Glen Greenwald from Oct 2020 also highlighting the absolute left-leaning corruption of US media and intel agencies:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VwBpVWpeqjU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/VwBpVWpeqjU</a>

 

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