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zeynep tufekci 11h
Replying to @PaperhandPuppet
Ok adding to my 2015 thread! is a national treasure. Here they have a TV station broadcasting as the plastictrashmonster rises from the sea to swallow the city. They then cut to commercial. 😂😢
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Rachel Thomas 14h
Replying to @zeynep
Social scientists distinguish high-trust societies (where you expect most interactions to work) from low-trust societies (where you have to be on guard at all times). People in low-trust societies may welcome an authoritarian ruler, someone who will impose order & consequences.
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Rachel Thomas 14h
one cost of rampant fake reviews, fake accounts, fake views, & fake clicks --> the internet is increasingly becoming a low-trust environment, where an assumption of pervasive fraud is built into the way many things function
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Jessica Lustig 15h
This is a very informative thread unpacking the news about the Duke-UNC Middle East studies program and the Department of Education’s criticism/threat to funding:
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Pinboard 21h
This is a case where got it badly wrong and should urgently reinstate this account
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Sumita Pahwa 18h
A high profile human rights activist grabbed off the street in Egypt.
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NetBlocks.org 19h
Confirmed: Facebook Messenger, BBC News and social media CDN servers restricted in by leading providers amid demonstrations against government corruption; incident ongoing 📰
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Sanjana Hattotuwa Sep 21
It's 2019 FFS. Speaking as decade long subscriber, revulsed by this coverage Who cares about what the spouses or partners of politicians wear? This reads like some tripe in the New York Post. P/FLOTUS politics/principles surely more imp to cover.
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R. P. Schwartz 19h
I taught this to my own children when they were in elementary school, when they came home with the "tired after a day of work" version. (Also, the bus boycott was planned and strategized before she refused to move.) (While we're at it: lose the Sarah Schenirer seamstress story.)
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C:\hristina 👩🏽‍💻 19h
So wrote this excellent piece in this months called “In Praise Of One-Trick Ponies: Our devices do way too much.” Which talks about the attention economy. Lots of food for thought. Starts on page 14 if you have a physical copy.
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
We are hiring at UNC! If you work at the intersection of technology and society, here’s a great job! We welcome all methods. My department has people with computer science PhD’s and people who are storytellers and ethnographers and much more!
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Thank you!
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
“Technology is just a tool, it can be used for good or bad.”
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Replying to @meredithdclark
It’s always better than you think it is! 💪
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Martin Tisné Sep 21
“75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance.” Including a surprisingly high number in Europe despite its position as AI ethics’ champion
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Ken Smith Sep 21
A reminder that it is possible to know, teach, and practice the way social movements actually work. Good brief thread.
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Replying to @zeynep
Especially today where we put too much on young shoulders and then later publish harsh profiles taking them down, where overly-focused attention is a fire that burns young movement leaders, I wish we would do better. Recognizing the broad movement takes nothing away from anyone.
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Replying to @zeynep
When I teach social movements, I start by unteaching what my students previously learned about Rosa Parks. She wasn’t some lady who got tired one day. She was a longtime, active and very brave member of a deep movement with lengthy history. The Hollywood version is disempowering.
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Replying to @zeynep
The global youth movement on climate crisis is brimming with brilliant leaders. It’s been around long enough that some have a decade of experience even though they are barely in their twenties. It is wrong and disservice to everyone including the amazing Thurnberg to miss this.
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zeynep tufekci Sep 21
Replying to @zeynep
It’s also unfair to these young leaders—it would be hard for any single person, even an experienced adult, to try to manage so much media attention and focus. She is rightfully admired, but being thrust into the role of a spokesperson for a very large movement is very difficult.
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