Facebook teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays:
Let Facebook employees rediscover the feeling of shame.
Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:
At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:
"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."
I really wish that academic studies on Mastodon like this were not funded by UK's Orwellian programs on Defence and Security:
Anyhow, the paper contains useful statists. For example, it points out that Amazon 🤮 hosts more than 30 percent of the Mastodon users.
The FSF just announced an "Ethical TECH Giving" guide with recommendations on #ethical hardware and associations working towards ethical goals. Among these:
The full list is at:
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@Framasoft just announced its ambitions for 2020:
* education on several fronts
* #mobilizon, a platform to mobilize people
* increasing popularity of peertube
* "cloud Framasoft": a single account for several services
Facebook shut down from Sunday November 24 at 21:00 to 1:00 next morning the page of the movement called #Sardine which protests against former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. This happened shortly after a successful flash mob:
It is likely that Salvini purchases large amounts of publicity on Facebook.
Sacha Baron Cohen (who created the character "Borat") exposes himself and writes against the giants of the internet:
"if Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Adolf Hitler to post 30-second ads"
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@aral did an amazing speech today in the european parliament on "the future of internet regulation". It was a full attack on how the EU is currently supporting big tech platforms.
There is a new European call for #decentralized technologies:
#Funding up to 200'000 EUR
Submission deadline: Friday, 31st of January 2020
The EFF prepared a list of "social media tips" here:
However, at the answer of "What Social Networks Should You Be On?" wouldn't you have appreciated to see some ethical and #decentralized alternatives too instead of ONLY Facebook/Twitter/Google/YouTube/Vimeo?
Carole Cadwalladr gave a viral talk entitled:
"Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy"
More about #CaroleCadwalladr on The Guardian:
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