Linked: Twitter to ask some users to click link to article before retweeting
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Linked: Twitter to ask some users to click link to article before retweeting

I can get behind this, sharing without reading is a huge problem, so why not nudge people to read it before they share it? “Twitter Inc. will prompt some users to click links to other websites before retweeting them, part of an effort to discourage the spread of misinformation and foster more thoughtful communication on…

Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages
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Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages

Well this is disturbing. If you run a Facebook page, are you responsible for the comments people post? Australia seems to think you are. ““A person who participates in and is instrumental in bringing about the publication of defamatory matter is potentially liable for having done so notwithstanding that others may have participated in that…

Remember Curation?

Remember Curation?

“Who said it? Why do I trust them? Have they been wrong in the past?” Once upon a time, in the blogging world, the idea of curation was an important one. The idea was that while we wanted to be generous with sharing and linking to others, we also wanted to be responsible curators. The…

Linked: Brave browser and Internet Archive team up to revive dead pages
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Linked: Brave browser and Internet Archive team up to revive dead pages

This is actually pretty cool. “The web browser, Brave, now has a feature that revives dead web pages with the help of Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine which stores snapshots of billions of web pages. As time goes on, more and more pages go offline and can cause a bit of a headache for those who…

Linked: The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online
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Linked: The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online

I wrote about Section 230 last week. This comes from David French at Time. “It’s difficult to overstate how important this law is for the free speech of ordinary Americans. For 24 years we’ve taken for granted our ability to post our thoughts and arguments about movies, music, restaurants, religions, and politicians. While different sites…

Why Section 230 Actually Matters For the Internet as we Know It
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Why Section 230 Actually Matters For the Internet as we Know It

I found this article from The Hill to be rather enlightening on the subject of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Because it shows that most of the critics of it, on both sides of the political spectrum, simply don’t understand what it is. Most of them seem to think it either: Frees big…