Linked – I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of ‘Deepfake’ Videos
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Linked – I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of ‘Deepfake’ Videos

I guess we just can’t believe anything anymore. “New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone’s mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation wars against the United States and other Western…

We Have Met The Internet’s Enemy, and It is Us
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We Have Met The Internet’s Enemy, and It is Us

This is my conclusion after reading the “apology” from some of the founders of internet platforms. As an early blogger and social media fan, I too felt like these new tools would be a tremendous way to share information, learning, and connect with people to continue that learning. I still believe it is that, on…

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

Algorithms and the Human Inconsistency Problem

The other day, as I was perusing various news sources, I happened upon back to back articles from Psychology Today. Now at first glimpse these articles might not seem related, but I think they are. Let me start by talking about Facebook though. Way back in his Harvard days, Mark Zuckerberg, the legend holds, started…

Twitter’s Pretty Much Tossing the Baby with the Bathwater at This Point
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Twitter’s Pretty Much Tossing the Baby with the Bathwater at This Point

As many of you probably know, Twitter is fighting a losing battle with fake news, trolls, etc. They’ve tried a lot of really stupid things to try and, well, to try and make people be something that we aren’t, but that’s another post. Recently, they’ve started putting some serious limits on accounts, limits that are…

Linked – More Governments Granting Themselves Extra Censorship Powers With ‘Fake News’ Laws

Linked – More Governments Granting Themselves Extra Censorship Powers With ‘Fake News’ Laws

Tim hits the nail on the head here, there’s a very fine line between trying to weed out “fake” information, and outright censorship. “Fake news is apparently everywhere. All over Europe, legislators and officials are trying to regulate content with “fake news” legislation and directives, as though the term could somehow be narrowly-defined enough that…