How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists

In March, we tried to differentiate between Internet and platform issues in the aftermath of Christchurch shooting. Internet problems arise from the existence of free and open networks that connect most of the world. Platform issues are caused by platform-specific features. The fact that vaccinations are available online is an Internet problem. The fact that Facebook has advised her new mother to join the vaccination group is a platform issue.

With the recent rise of white supremacist violence around the world, there is a new reason to ask which aspects of the problem belong to the Internet as a whole. It belongs to the largest social network. The Internet seems to be forming a loose yet powerful network of extremists. But what is the mechanism of this radicalism?

While Joe Bernstein read an uneasy article about Soph, a 14 year old YouTuber, I thought about that question. Youtuber earned a reputation for persuading defamation (and 800,000 subscribers). – Gospel of homophobia, Islamophobia, racial discrimination.

Bernstein's profile became famous for his 9-year-old rageous video game, drawing a picture of his childhood. Until YouTube earned $ 1,700 a month from Patreon's subscribers, until YouTube's algorithm showed more discretionary response to her behavior until we felt comfortable enough to threaten YouTube's CEO's death

, After disabling comments on videos on YouTube – the platform prevented comments on all videos with children in response to protests against the exploitation network described above – Soph uploaded the 12-minute video to the platform It would have looked bold and bold.

"Susan, I knew her address since last summer," Soph addressed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki directly. "I have Ruger and mitochondrial disease.I do not care if I live.Why do you live or care for your child? I just called uver.It takes about 7 minutes to make a will.I go for you, It's not pretty. "

The video was removed by mid-afternoon on Tuesday and Soph's channel was paused. Partially, channels like Soph appear to be inevitable. It will give the greatest rewards to those who are providing the microphone to everyone in the world and interested in the newest ways, and some of the creators will have a negative impact.

On the other hand, Bernstein's profile has a poignant sense that Soph is not good. She feels ill, unhappy in school, and alone. There's nothing wrong with feeling that way or finding comfort for the online audience of friends and strangers. But it is fair to ask where Soph's parents are.

However, on YouTube, children can start up to the age of 13, and Soph was active on the channel at the age of nine. "Soph's popularity is another, perhaps more difficult question, another question about whether YouTube is obligated to protect such users from themselves and others, in other words, the performance on the platform

Bernstein's profile on Soph recalls another recent story about the adoption of alt-right by teenagers. In Washington an anonymous parent recalls her child's gradual radicalism after being indicted for unlawful sexual harassment. Reddit and 4Chan were happy to tell him what he wanted to hear. ] Online friends are delighted that every girl lie and explain about rape in particular And they had more knowledge, they told Sam that Islam is essentially a violent religion and that the Jews are operating a global financial network (we do not know anyone who is Jewish and does nothing, They claim that wage gaps are false, female nephropathy is destroying the family, and people need firearms to protect themselves from government invasions.

Sam has questioned common wisdom and is proud of his claims for intellectual investigations, which means that today's children are searching the Internet, and that these searches are based on a variety of perspectives, including at least some interesting arguments. To indicate One that's wrong.Google's search results are overflowing with the brain under development as an endless biased confirmation "evidence" backing up the week's mass-produced alt-right standards.Each result set is like a fertilizer sprayed on the weeds It worked. The forest of distortion flourished.

Parents try to reason with him, but it is useless. Sam became a socialite on the right-wing Reddit Forum, and parents start asking about their reality.

On the weekend, when we folded the laundry in the room, the fountain was sitting on the edge of the bed and teaching us how to do it. Act when the FBI appears at our door.

What was real and what was your posture? We suspected the former and doubted the latter, but there was no way to be sure. The situation evolved faster than we could construct a question. When we faced Sam, when he saw a miserable meme on the phone, he was ridiculous and confident that we did not get it. It referred to several other events that made jokes in series like "post-ironic" or mazes that we can not follow.

Finally, according to his parents, Sam is visiting a pro. A lone anti-Semitic demonstration and a fountain with a photo of Heather Heyer, a protestant who was murdered at the White Supremacist rally in Charlysville, marvel at the courage of anti-demonstrators. He later tells his parents that he felt like a hostage to the cult.

Sam's story is ultimately a hopeful story because it shows a pathway away from right-wing radicalism. Young people like Sam need time, skilled nurture, and capacity for self-reflection. But young people can grow old identity and can do so much.

Not everyone has the ability to be skilled parents or self-reflection. Not everyone is 14 years old, and in the middle of the experiment – Christchurch was 28 years old. Some of the extremists trained on this platform never come back.

It will require much more than project software margins and policy updates to depolarize the planet and regain extremism. But when SoTubers think they like Soph, I hope that platform is doing the same kind of self-reflection that Sam did. The first step should be to remove the hate videos after Fat has acquired 800,000 followers and has been viral.


DeSantis: The Russians have access to two Florida voting databases.

Russian hacker got access to Russian hacker

. Republican governor Ron DeSantis released a voter database in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 election at a press conference Tuesday.

DeSantis says hackers have not manipulated the data and the election results have not been compromised. Florida law enforcement officials and officials were briefed on Friday by the FBI and Homeland Security.

Facebook faced consensus for 20 years after privacy.

I mentioned this story through yesterday's link. But what is the point of another consent decree for 20 years? Given the apparent limitations of what Facebook is currently doing, what is it? While this law appears to create many jobs for lawyers, there are few obvious benefits for consumers

40% of Americans support antitrust laws after co-founders demand bankruptcy

Edit Hughes. Rob Price:

After announcing Hughes' article, INSIDER investigated 1,072 people's attitudes toward antitrust litigation against Facebook through SurveyMonkey Audience. About 17% of respondents strongly supported antitrust behavior, while 12% and 11% opposed it.

On the other hand, 28% of respondents who did not support or oppose antitrust action, 5% of the opponents and 4% 5% of the opponents strongly opposed. 17% of respondents did not know. The error range of the survey is ± 3.12 percentage points.

Google's censored search will help China "become more open," says former CEO Eric Schmidt

Ryan Gallagher said:

In an interview with the BBC Monday, Schmidt said he was not involved in the decision to create a code name search platform called Locked. However, he argued that there were "many benefits" when working with China, arguing that he "advocated working in China because he believed it could help change China more openly."

Elizabeth Warren Fox News Town

Ladies and Gentlemen, Senator Elizabeth Warren |

"I like the town hall, I've been over 70 since January, and I'm glad to be part of the TV audience, Fox News invites the town hall, but why would I turn it on. "She wrote on Tuesday morning in a series of tweets . "Fox News is a nonprofit racket that gives a firm megaphone to racists and conspiracies. To confront us against each other and to jeopardize the consequences of life and death to provide rewards for corruption, Designed

After being locked for a year, Twitter finally gives people back to people

Sarah Perez talks about how Twitter has trapped her own shoelaces when the regular data protection regulations went into effect I will.

Twitter Finally, a large number of locked users can take control of their accounts once again. About a year after the implementation of the new European Privacy Act (GDPR), Twitter began to kick users out of user accounts if suspected account holders were underage, meaning they were under the age of 13. It's been too long to legitimately use Twitter's services.

Twitter's rules state that users under the age of 13 are not allowed to create accounts or post tweets, but many underage users have appreciated it by loosening policy enforcement. But the GDPR regulations have forced Twitter to solve this problem.

California is bringing laws and orders large amounts of data. Internet in the United States can change.

Cyrus Farivar and David Ingram interviewed the Attorney General of the State of California and waived the new state privacy laws before January 1. He is nervous.

Becerra is responsible for enforcing the law once it takes effect January 1, 2020. He said there might not be enough staff to do the work, and as a result, the law could be broken.

Becerra said in an interview, "I do not think people want to give you a reason to believe you beat them." Please revisit the Affordable Care Act website.

How Silicon Valley success is being promoted by the lower classes of ghost workers – The Verge

In light of yesterday's news about the impression for Facebook contractors: Angela Chen Interview with anthropologists Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri on a new book: Ghost work: Eliminating Silicon Valley from building a new global bottom-line How to do it .

Gray: I have many ways to people, we are explaining the working conditions. We did not specify for a particular type. Describes today's conditions for project-based job-based operations. This can happen to everyone's job. I hate that it may be motivated because I have to be interested in everything because this is happening to many people. The message of this book to me is as follows. Let's make this sustainable and enjoyable without just managing it.


Update WhatsApp now to avoid installing spyware with a single missed call. Financial Times Fearsome WhatsApp vulnerability first reported by

Financial Times The Financial Times calls targets with flaws found on Facebook's WhatsApp messaging application to detect commercial spyware on Android and iOS phones. Financial Times Injection. . Spyware developed by the Israeli secret NSO group, according to security researchers, can be called without a trace and can be verified by WhatsApp.

Once installed, spyware can turn on the phone camera, scan e-mail and messages, and collect your location data. WhatsApp urges 1.5 billion global users to update their apps immediately to end security vulnerabilities.

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor raised $ 123 million to $ 2.1 billion.

Yesterday I posted a link to this Vox.

Facebook alert advertisers & # 39; Clear History & # 39; on a fear-based social network can damage your targeting.

Facebook seems to have released Kurt, a long-time & # 39; Clear History & # 39; feature under development. Wagner reported that:

Facebook released a privacy feature called "Clear History" the first year ago. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal demonstrates your commitment to protecting your privacy. The product, which allows Facebook users to separate their Internet search history from their profiles, has not been disclosed and the company said it is a technological challenge that is more difficult to build than expected.

Facebook reiterated that Clear History will be released "in the next few months" and advertisers need to be prepared to see that separating Internet search data from their profiles means that their company's targeting is not strong.

YouTuber James Charles loses 2 million subscribers

The James Charles drama is absolutely for everyone, even on platforms that rely heavily on dramas between stars. Julia Alexander reports:

A week ago, beauty video producer James Charles left Australia to meet Gala on behalf of YouTube and meet thousands of fans. This week, one of YouTube's unique beauty experts became the latest villain on YouTube, losing its subscribers at record speed due to a 43-minute video abandon.

Drama is a perfect example of how power dynamics work around the world. Since YouTube's long video was posted on Friday, Charles has lost more than 2.7 million subscribers and has been pushed out by a prominent video game company. Meanwhile, Tati Westbrook, the creator of takedown videos, has 3.5 million subscribers.

People are interested in privacy, but they buy devices that they can spy on anyway.

We do not trust smart speakers, but Rani Molla reports. (I will briefly talk about DM me and Rachael Ray and what she talked about on this topic.)

Consumers International and the Internet Society's new Smart Device Survey highlight this contradictory contradiction.

Cameras, microphones, and other sensors did not prevent the purchase of these devices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, UK, UK, UK, Germany, UK, UK, UK, .

Why people cause fake cancer online [19659069] Roísín Lanigan is investigating the phenomenon of "Munich by the Internet". "

With her Facebook group posting discontinued as of March, she accepts donations through the crowfunding platform GoFundMe and multiple accounts in Colorado, and she appears to have disguised her illness on the Facebook group. She was convicted and convicted of social service. "The whole group was desolate, upset and unbelievered," Angelacos said, "everyone felt that they knew her very well. There was a huge sense of betrayal. "(Marchand and her lawyer did not respond to comment requests.)

This is not the first time many people have felt this way. People in the online cancer treatment group It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how common this phenomenon is: there has been no large-scale scientific study of the cancer of the Internet on the Internet, and it is confined to those who have actually been suspected or arrested for evidence. However, even the most shocking problem of the Internet's cancer community is often acknowledged: more than one in ten of the three groups I recently talked to recall a person who at least faked at least once in the community.

Youth smuggler burner phone

Core commitments Julie Jargon introduces one thing

Jalyn went into her parents' room and fell asleep and started calling her.

At the time, Jalyn was in the same room as the popular terms "Breaking Bad" and "The Wire" in TV shows, and her parents would usually find it in the bedroom the next morning, The dealer switched to a burner phone that uses drugs. The dealer later disposes or "burns" it so that it can not be detected using a cheap phone. In today's adolescence, the burner phone is still working on a prepaid phone or Wi-Fi.

TikTok and Tariffs

On the competition with Facebook According to Bloomberg News, 13% of Facebook 's Android app users in the last three months were advertising for TikTok

This is an onslaught with huge funding. very. Facebook Instagram Stories launches an Android app install ad instead of social graphs for growth, and this time Facebook is showing ads.

I first ask you not to compete with Facebook, but you must bring in millions of dollars in advertising revenue to generate revenue for your direct competitor's install ads.

Twitter gives false information with vaccine as a new search tool

Makena Kelly reports good response on Twitter.

If you search for tweets related to vaccine on Friday, the first thing you see on Twitter is the US Department of Health and Human Services

Last week, Twitter searches to see if users are going to run by HHS officials Today announced that it will launch a new tool to promote Over the past few months, social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have faced fierce pressures that the public and the public should remove the vaccination propaganda from the platform.

Facebook has a 2018 security issue

Chaim Gartenberg says

After being disabled on Facebook today it was announced on Twitter on Chaim Gartenberg says you can view your profile again from a human perspective. In September 2018, an attacker could steal access tokens for more than 50 million accounts by exploiting related features that could identify how a major security flaw could make a Facebook profile look to a particular user. To solve this problem, Facebook has ensured that more than 90 million users are logged in to their accounts and kept secure.

Beta access to rewrite APIs on Twitter's new developer lab

Twitter has a new developer API. Researchers can help research the platform, Josh Constine said.

Today Twitter Developer Labs is released. Initially you will see a reengineering version of GET / Tweets and the GET / Users API. In the past, there was a first change in functionality, including impressions and engagement metrics that were only available in the expensive enterprise API layer, as well as twitter filtering extensions and live streaming access to Twitter firefighters. Twitter will also add new features such as polls to the API.

If you provide more lead time and more voices to your developers when you reconfigure your APIs, Twitter will offer premium APIs ($ 339 to $ 2899) per month for just one specific API) and the enterprise API tier (much more expensive) . It can also stimulate the creation of developed analytics, measurement and advertising businesses to persuade brands to invest more money in Twitter marketing. The Labs program and the first API endpoint changes will be available next week.

Game Match adds an offline dating coach for online dating recession.

Most people do not need dating coaches. You need an app that allows people to express themselves in a more certain way. But whatever it is, Match:

AskMatch, an online dating site, connects paying users with dating coaches so they can chat over the phone. This service will start in New York City this month with the goal of spreading to the country by 2020.

"The mission of Match is always to explore human relationships and bring people together, and we want to go beyond apps installed on your phone," said Match CEO Hesam Hosseini in an interview with Engadget. Competitors will find the option to & # 39; Chat with Coaches & # 39; in the & # 39; Search & # 39; area of ​​your app. If you choose, Match will have a phone conversation with one of the dating experts. When a call comes in, you can update your coach or ask additional questions through the app based on your progress.


Turns out the government is not responsible for Facebook arbitration.

Oremus is like the opaque idea of ​​Chris Hughes on government agencies dedicated to Internet regulation.

Hughes does not write an example of why an online speech should be made an extra governmental investigation without making it a special government agency. If you plan to set new legal restrictions on your speech, the court will not support it. It is difficult to imagine how setting an optional "guideline" is different from the existing policy of the platform.

It is even desirable, except whether federal regulations for online speech are constitutional. There is a flaw in how important social networks, including Facebook, make the right speech. But the idea that government agencies should do better is naive.

Group chat makes the internet fun again.

Max Read likes group chat.

Facebook's reorder for a private group is like a company "building the future we want." And it's like trying to go back to a sociable life. I saved it from the feed. Last year, Navneet Alang, a technical contributor, wondered if it would be possible to "get social media on Facebook" in the column Globe and Mail . In other words, were we able to withdraw from the world? Does Facebook, Inc. have many uses and experiences to make Facebook, websites, and apps so much fun? The flowers in the group chat point us in one direction. In almost all respects, group chat has been shown to be improved over feeds categorized as computers. Group chat conversations free from visible pressure in thousands of other posts tend to be bored comfortably in ways that can never be Facebook status updates or tweets. Most group chats are addictive or exploitative, like any social interaction, because they exist on platforms or apps that do not support themselves with advertising money or user engagement.

And finally …

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Ben Silbermann is a wonderful person. I met in Khan once and could not be kind. But I do not think he realizes the Victorian solarium monster he created. Almost every day I look for myself, am I keen to fix pot chilaquiles because I want to? Or because Ben wants me?

I should not answer that question.

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