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  1. Nov 2021
    1. “It’s just unfortunate that these are the circumstances that we’re talking about Mastodon again,” he tells me. “I would much prefer it was something specifically about Mastodon. Rather than, you know, Gab.”

      Rochko (mastodon creator) said that at the closing of the interview.

    1. Yet our investigation revealed that YouTube blocked advertisers’ ability to find social justice content, potentially restricting ad revenue for those YouTubers.

      Check the gif from the Google-Ads blocking #BLM, but not "all lives matter"!

    1. even if you share a photo of someone who was like killed by an Israeli soldier you go to jail and you go to jail for the amount of like

      Small difference between Israel's law on Palestianians publishing on the internet & Saudi Arabia…

    1. «Νομίζω ότι είναι καιρός για τον λαό και τις ελίτ της Γερμανίας», δήλωσε προ ημερών σε συνέντευξή του στην Deutsche Welle o Παλαιστίνιος αναλυτής Αλί Αμπουνιμάχ, «να σταματήσουν να τιμωρούν τα παιδιά στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας για τα εγκλήματα που πραγματοποίησαν οι ίδιοι εναντίον των Εβραίων της Ευρώπης». Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν ότι ο σταθμός απολογήθηκε στους τηλεθεατές γιατί του έδωσε τον λόγο και διέγραψε τη συνέντευξη.

      Pravda-like censorship and cleansing of historical tracks!

    1. με την εξαίρεση του συναδέλφου του που δήλωσε ότι η προβολή και μόνο του φιλμ ειναι «πράξη ρατσιστική, ανεξάρτητα από τις προθέσεις του καθηγητή [Σενγκ]»

      Inconceivable that accusators want to ban art works back-in-time. It's like burning books, but virtually.

  2. Oct 2021
    1. Facebook could shift the burden of proof toward people and communities to demonstrate that they’re good actors—and treat reach as a privilege, not a right.

      Nice to see someone else essentially saying something along the lines that "free speech" is not the same as "free reach".

      Traditional journalism has always had thousands of gatekeepers who filtered and weighed who got the privilege of reach. Now anyone with an angry, vile, or upsetting message can get it for free. This is one of the worst parts of what Facebook allows.

  3. Sep 2021
    1. I've got serious reservations about this Gerst fellow. His answers are too vague and contain too many bald assertions. The form of his answers fits what I've noticed to be a "style" of regressives seeking to promote obsolete traditions and social norms.

      Granted, it's difficult to present precise information in "interview format" articles like this one, but education is too important to get get wrong - again.

  4. Aug 2021
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  6. Jun 2021
    1. Το ότι αποτελούν αντικείμενο ρύθμισης δεν είναι κάποια ριζοσπαστική θέση, είναι η θέση που έχει εκφράσει στο κογκρέσο των ΗΠΑ ο ιδρυτής  και ιδιοκτήτης του Fb Mark Zuckerberg: «Η θέση μου δεν είναι ότι δεν πρέπει να υπάρχει ρύθμιση. Πιστεύω ότι το πραγματικό ερώτημα, καθώς το διαδίκτυο γίνεται ολοένα και πιο σημαντικό για τις ζωές των ανθρώπων, είναι ποιος είναι ο σωστός τρόπος ρύθμισης, και όχι αν είναι απαραίτητο να υπάρχει ρύθμιση»

      Τσακαλώτος στα καλύτερά του, επιχειρηματολογέι εναντια στην ιδεολογία της ιδιώτευσης στο Fb.

    1. οι «ψηφιακοί καθαριστές» που δουλεύουν στα ελληνικά γραφεία της Teleperformance, η οποία έχει σύμβαση συνεργασίας με τη Facebook από τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2018, εστιάζουν μόνο στις διαφημίσεις και όχι στις προσωπικές αναρτήσεις κάθε χρήστη.

      Άλλη μια εταιρεία (teleperformance) που εμπλέκεται στην λογοκρισία του facebook.

  7. May 2021
    1. Ασκείται όμως από τις 11 (μέχρι πρότινος) ομάδες σε όλο τον κόσμο που συμμετέχουν στο Product Policy Forum, το οποίο διεξάγεται κάθε δύο εβδομάδες online προκειμένου να επιθεωρήσει την εφαρμογή των κανόνων κοινότητας,

      Το "Εφετείο" του fb.

    1. At the very least I would have expected the Court to have held back from making sweeping conclusions about his intentions and desires without first hearing from him under examination and on oath on the witness stand during his trial.

      Condemning someone on an accusation that has not been formally addressed to the accused, and never given the opportunity to apologize, is a tell-tail of an injust trial.

    2. In saying this it is essential to stress that the protection of witnesses and complainants in sexual assault cases is a paramount priority, and that the need to take steps to provide them with protection by securing their anonymity is not at issue.  However, to use this obligation to prevent balanced reporting of a case, especially one like Salmond’s, which had important public and political implications, seems to me to go too far and looks oppressive.  It appears to extinguish the right to a fair and open trial, which can only be secured by fair and balanced reporting. 

      The balance between the protection of the anonymity iof secret witnesses (eg in cases of sexual allegations), and the publicity of the trial (guaranteeing its fairness), is a tough one.

    1. According to Kerr, Dorrian, who presided over both Salmond’s trial and Murray’s contempt of court proceedings, “has led the campaign to get rid of juries in the cases of sex offenses in Scotland.”

      Dorisn is the judge that persuaded both Alex's and Murray's trials!

    2. “As with many of the articles with which these proceedings are concerned, the respondent does not merely identify information, put the material before the public, and ask questions arising from it. He acts as arbiter, presenting the matter on the basis that his belief, opinions and interpretation of the information, assuming that is the right word to use, is “the full truth,”” the judges noted in their opinion [PDF] on March 25.
    1. Το 2017 πάρθηκε μια στρατηγική απόφαση και είναι δηλωμένη επιλογή του Ζούκερμπεργκ να μειώσει στην πλατφόρμα τον χώρο όπου διενεργείται πολιτική συζήτηση γιατί μια τέτοια δραστηριότητα δεν είναι ιδιαίτερα επικερδής αλλά δημιουργεί προβλήματα στην εταιρεία.

      Unfair: limiting political talk means that only mainstream players are allowed to disseminate political messages.

    2. Η Facebook φορολογείται στην Ιρλανδία, αλλά κάνει μπίζνες με τις διαφημίσεις χωριστά σε κάθε χώρα.

      The 1st step to check Facebook is to demand to be taxed wherever its ads are shown.

  8. Apr 2021
    1. Μια σειρά δημοσιευμάτων έδειχναν πως οι λογοκριτές δεν ήταν άλλοι από τους υπαλλήλους της Teleperformance, της εταιρείας που, όπως είχε αποκαλύψει η «Εφ.Συν.» σε συνεργασία με το Investigate Europe και το Reporters United (30/4/2020), ανέλαβε εν κρυπτώ τη διαχείριση της γραμμής του ΕΟΔΥ για τον κορονοϊό («Η μυστική συνεργασία ΕΟΔΥ - Teleperformance και τα 6 σκοτεινά σημεία της»).

      Πόσοι γνωρίζουν ότι η εταιρεία που λογοκρίνει το ελληνικό Facebook έχει ολοκληρωθεί από την ελληνική Κυβέρνηση?

  9. Mar 2021
    1. Βλέποντας τις μεγάλες ιδιωτικές πλατφόρμες (φατσοβιβλία κ.λπ.) στις μέρες μας, αντιλαμβανόμαστε ότι δεν διαμορφώθηκε απολύτως καμία αθηναϊκή αγορά (το ιδανικό), αλλά ενισχύθηκε απεριόριστα το «Ολα για την κυκλοφορία» (η πραγματικότητα).
    1. In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech ... Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech, which is the right of every man ...

      It’s interesting to see this being debated today with the fight over freedom of speech in social media. You could argue that social media is today’s version of the earlier pamphlets.

    1. Αναλυτικοτερη απαντηση του Fb για τα κοωιματα των άρθρων και φραγες σε λογαριασμούς.

      ΔΕΝ ΔΟΥΛΕΥΟΥΝ τα annotations :-(

    1. Careful wording by Fb to evade criticism for en-mass censorship on greek users, some of them, journalists covering demos for Koufontinas.

  10. Feb 2021
    1. Ries suspected Voulgarakis of the leak. Calling him “a less reliable ally,” Ries said Voulgarakis “has allowed rumors to circulate that the U.S. is behind [the] major eavesdropping case in Greece.”

      Ο Βουλγαρακης δεν τα'χε καλα με τους Αμερικανους.

    2. Minister of Public Order George Voulgarakis and several other officials finally held a televised press conference in February 2006.

      Ο Βουλγράκης ανελαβε την παρουσίαση του σκανδάλου στα ΜΜΕ.

    1. απαγορεύουμε σε μέλη τρομοκρατικών οργανώσεων, όπως ο κ. Κουφοντίνας, να χρησιμοποιούν τις πλατφόρμες μας, καθώς επίσης, αποκλείουμε δημοσιεύσεις που επιδοκιμάζουν ή υποστηρίζουν αυτά τα άτομα και τις ενέργειές τους κάθε φορά που λαμβάνουμε σχετική γνώση.

      Στην απάντησης της Fb δεν αναφέρεται καμία εξαίρεση για ιστορικούς, δικηγόρους, fair use, απλή φίμωση.

  11. Jul 2020
    1. Defamation law walks a fine line between the right to freedom of speech and the right of a person to avoid defamation. On one hand, a reasonable person should have free speech to talk about their experiences in a truthful manner without fear of a lawsuit if they say something mean, but true, about someone else. On the other hand, people have a right to not have false statements made that will damage their reputation.
  12. Jun 2020
    1. Such is the security of this architecture, that it has prompted law enforcement agencies around the world to complain that they now cannot access a user’s messages, even with a warrant. There is no backdoor—the only option is to compromise one of the endpoints and access messages in their decrypted state.
  13. Apr 2020
    1. At Brown’s sentencing, Judge Lindsay was quoted as saying “What took place is not going to chill any 1st Amendment expression by Journalists.” But he was so wrong. Brown’s arrest and prosecution had a substantial chilling effect on journalism. Some journalists have simply stopped reporting on hacks from fear of retribution and others who still do are forced to employ extraordinary measures to protect themselves from prosecution.
  14. Mar 2020
    1. While Americans tend to prioritize individual liberty, Europeans are more inclined to value the role of the state. Americans are generally more tolerant of offensive speech than Europeans. That has translated to a greater impetus to regulate tech in Europe.
  15. Nov 2018
    1. They can spew hate amongst themselves for eternity, but without amplification it won’t thrive.

      This is a key point. Social media and the way it amplifies almost anything for the benefit of clicks towards advertising is one of its most toxic features. Too often the extreme voice draws the most attention instead of being moderated down by more civil and moderate society.

  16. Sep 2018
    1. "The ideas of the First Amendment are not designed to deal with what it took to make the materials [of pornography.]" [5:56-5:59]

    2. "The 'freely choosing women'... As if you've raised a freely choosing black person [who decides to 'freely choose'] to clean toilets. That's the equivalent. You call that freedom. It's called freedom when women choose to do it and it's sex because people believe that sex is free. However, pornography is selling yourself for sex. The idea of money is supposed to make it free. Usually, when people have sex with another person and choose to do it, they're not being paid, it's free because you're not being paid. In other words, this is an arm of prostitution." [NOT VERBATIM] [3:53-4:31]