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  1. Sep 2022
    1. To be clear, there is a law that defines domestic terrorism but not one that charges people who commit acts of terrorism in America.

      It's bizarre they would legally define something only to never use that definition. This statement is correct according to Wikipedia (via NPR).

    1. As an example, let’s take one that got past both a Washington Post reporter and the WaPo fact-checkers a month or so ago.

      It's unfortunate, but not surprising, that people who share and fact-check information for a living didn't bother to check an article because it was by a credible-looking site. The article did get in wrong, and was later corrected:

      "Editor’s note: A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of “American Idiot” that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story".

  2. Jul 2022
    1. To be clear, there is a law that defines domestic terrorism but not one that charges people who commit acts of terrorism in America.

      It surprises me that that there is no charge for domestic terrorism given that so many events that are clearly acts of domestic terrorism keep occurring; when will the laws catch up with the crimes?

    1. I’m going to state this again, but if you look at that loop above you’ll see this is about a seven second operation. You can absolutely do this every time before you share. And given it is so easy, it’s irresponsible not to.

      I feel like this is information that should be a part of public education from the moment a kid starts using the internet to assist in finding resources for essays, projects, etc. Maybe it is now, but as a college student, this is the first time out of all my classes that this technique to become more information literate was plainly laid out.

      I think if every class started with a lesson of how to find and choose information resources we could eventually start moving towards a more informationally literate culture.

  3. Apr 2022
    1. There are some hard problems with misinformation on the web. But for the average user, a lot of what goes wrong comes down to failure to follow simple and quick processes of verification and contextualization. Not after you start thinking, but before you do.

      I think this is very important because a lot of us dive in the internet and with all the miss information and problems it can cause a negative impact on us and our community

    2. More people than you would think believe that the blue checkmark = trustworthy. But all the blue checkmark really does is say that the person is who they say they are, that they are the person of that name and not an imposter.

      I found this paragraph interesting because how they are saying that accounts with checkmarks are not scams or imposters its very true, they are verified. They usually have a strong fam base also they are really famous.

    1. The presence of women and persons of color in only certain employment opportunities within the men’s professional leagues is not enough, that is charity.  That is not justice.  We need to acknowledge the talented and skilled people across our communities.  Secure opportunities.  Justice is served when we are at the table.  Justice is served when we have a voice. 

      This part in this paragraph caught my attention women are getting left out in mens sports. We should not block of women from any job they like to attend or be. We should support them have variety of males and females in all sports.

  4. Oct 2021
    1. And some worry that the stigma of being outed as a political extremist can only reinforce that behavior in people who could still be talked out of it.

      I agree with this idea. If you expose them to the stigma as political extremists. They would think have nothing to lose which reinforces their extremist behavior.

    2. So has “doxxing” — originally a slang term among hackers for obtaining and posting private documents about an individual, usually a rival or enemy. To hackers, who prized their anonymity, it was considered a cruel attack.

      It's interesting to learn a new slang term in the hacker's world.

  5. Jul 2021
    1. Your consent becomes a trifling detail in a story about you that suddenly belongs to everyone else

      It seems that legislation is needed allowing civil suits from the people that have been harmed in this way.

    2. The story’s charm disguises the invasion of privacy at its heart: the way technology is both eroding our personal boundaries and coercing us in deleterious ways.

      This statement terrifies me. Technology will only continue to evolve, I suspect in 20 years we'll look back at how 'quaint' this story is...

  6. Oct 2020
    1. Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren't real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're living in a dream. Many people have a passing experience of depersonalization or derealization at some point. But when these feelings keep occurring or never completely go away and interfere with your ability to function, it's considered depersonalization-derealization disorder. This disorder is more common in people who've had traumatic experiences.
  7. Sep 2020
    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018

      I'm not very political but to me it's almost as if the day trump became president people who support this behavior became more open about their hate.

  8. Oct 2019
    1. They have the right to sue! This can cause harm to individuals whom are on the image. Specially if there are negative comments done on the image...

    2. In my opinion, I don't think memes are ever copyrighted. Most are just created and shared. Knowing how the internet works, anyone can do it and will do it at their own risk of course.

  9. Jun 2019
    1. n a separate statement to Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” on Wednesday, Renee Bach said “these allegations that over 1,000 children died is absolute lies and allegations. I can’t rule out the fact that children died, like they do die at any health facility, but it’s still not true to say I killed them.”

      Was unable to find any other information on the news when I tried to right click and find news item on google I found this article interesting because there really is no proof as they say and they comment on its allegations. there was not much on what authorities plan to do to this person mainly because they show no proof.

    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018, the FBI still dedicates most of its time, money and manpower to investigating and stopping international terrorism.

      This is sad, I feel like the hate crime increased so much more in the past 4years. Now that is influenced more by the president I think that it'll be harder to bring these numbers down. We should all be seen the same.

    1. Your methods of checking have to be really quick. They have to be habitual, automatic. They can’t be cognitively expensive.

      I learned a lot from Mike Caulfield's blog on authenticating URLs. I love that he stresses to be quick- I tend to waste a lot of time and get easily off topic while searching the web