Category World Wide Web

(Reprise) YES, VIRGINIA. THERE IS A GOVERNMENT TROLL TRAINING PROGRAM

The Death of the Internet

Intended to be open, free, and decentralized, it’s now dominated by a handful of companies that control what we see and what we can say. Jonathan TEPPER The internet was meant to be open, free, and decentralized, but today it is controlled by a few companies with grave consequences for society and the economy. The […]

The Purge of Dissent

All Dissenting Voices Being Crushed By Facebook & Others

Are you an ApAmaGooFace twit? Why yes. Yes you are.

I’m going to call it AmaGooFace for short. The Apple is implied by the fist “A”. And obviously I think Twitter should be included.

Facebook is programming you: exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology

WATCH: The Weaponization of Social Media — OffGuardian

Now openly admitted, governments and militaries around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media. This is The Corbett Report. via WATCH: […]

The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A ‘Black Mirror’

Laura Sydell Facebook Twitter Instagram Jenn Liv for NPR In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience. First is the man often called “the father of the Internet,” Vint Cerf. Between the […]