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Carl Miller
Author, The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab, Research Director, CASM, Demos. Speaker.
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Carl Miller 3h
The way we’re holding social media companies to account is totally broken. There’s a laser focus on Facebook and Twitter because we happen to be on them; an obsession with Cambridge analytica and Russia because we’ve heard of them. Smaller platforms, other issues totally ignored
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Carl Miller 14h
I am hugely concerned about the way that a tiny number of social media platforms receive ALL the attention and criticism when it comes to protecting vulnerable online users. There's a very long tail of platforms under the giants who have very little mitigation or enforcement
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Carl Miller 12h
As Mat shows below, an absurdity in the new DCMS report on fake news and disinformation: Mark Zuckerberg is mentioned thirty times more often than Putin. Facebook is mentioned 500 times. YouTube, which is an absolute hotbed of disinformation, isn't mentioned at all.
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Ben Glover 9h
Me for : why domestic town twinning could help reunite Britain in a time of deep divides.
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Carl Miller 12h
Anyone who thinks some Russian Twitter bots or targeted ads on Facebook are the main focus of disinformation and information warfare are living in dreamland. It's far more dangerous and probably widespread on the platforms that don't have the money and skills to fight it.
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Carl Miller 12h
We cannot allow the major Parliamentary and legislative focus of our response to fake news to largely be dictated by the stung, wounded pride of legislators, annoyed that Zuckerberg didn't come over to give evidence.
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Carl Miller 12h
As Mat shows below, an absurdity in the new DCMS report on fake news and disinformation: Mark Zuckerberg is mentioned thirty times more often than Putin. Facebook is mentioned 500 times. YouTube, which is an absolute hotbed of disinformation, isn't mentioned at all.
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Carl Miller 13h
I had *no idea* criminals were capable of sending land sharks after us. This is a big wake up call.
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Carl Miller 14h
I am hugely concerned about the way that a tiny number of social media platforms receive ALL the attention and criticism when it comes to protecting vulnerable online users. There's a very long tail of platforms under the giants who have very little mitigation or enforcement
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Alex Krasodomski Feb 18
I've spent the last few months exploring conspiracy thinking online. Here are the three things I think we need to get to the bottom of. 1/5
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Jamie Bartlett 16h
This Thursday debating & discussing with about whether democracy can survive the Internet. It’s for , central London. We even have a boxing poster! Details here:
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Carl Miller 17h
Who here knows the ownership structure for their rented flat?
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Replying to @hamarquette @GI_TOC
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Prof Heather Marquette Feb 18
Settling down to read ’s book ‘The Death of the Gods’ after a great talk at the . Lots of food for thought here about changing power, technology & crime & what it means for global politics.
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Replying to @carljackmiller
3/ From the general political and chattering class, there is an absolutely astounding lack of hunger to generate anything close to a comprehensive or fair picture of what problems exist. And so in article after article, event after event, the same examples are just used endlessly
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Carl Miller Feb 18
1/ Social media platforms are under a lot of pressure, but has anyone noticed that is actually for an exceedingly narrow span of problems? The same examples come up again and again and again: Cambridge Analytica, fake news, Russia hacking elections.
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Leading on the 'digital gangsters' line in the DCMS report is a really lame, RT-chasing way of talking about the report. Lazy tech bashing is getting us nowhere. I'd be far more interested to know where the Parliamentary time is going to come from.
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Replying to @carljackmiller
... and time consuming. And the simple reason that it hasn't happened is that all Parliamentary time has been sucked up by Brexit. There is simply no space for anything else. And there's not going to be for the foreseeable. That's what we really need an answer to.
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Replying to @carljackmiller
5/ The problem isn't to notice regulation is needed, it's actually just the practical political question of how to form it. Defining fake news, let alone online harm, will be the MOTHER of all political debates. It'll be fractious, complex and nasty.
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Carl Miller Feb 18
Replying to @carljackmiller
4/ The tech giants want regulation too. Why? Because they really want someone else to determine what online harms really are. What fake news is. What it is, in fact, legal to say and not say on social media. This has been a line in sand they are terrified of drawing themselves.
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