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"The alt right attracts men bc the left doesnt talk about their mental health" is just dead wrong.
We so heavily overemphasize (cis)male voices to the point where others are sidelined.
We constantly talk about mental health of all genders.
Men who join the alt right do so for a sense of a community which doesn't require them to deconstruct their biases, bc its easier. Or they get trapped in a self loathing loop cultivated online or their niche internet subculture gets overtaken by Fascists so they hop aboard bc their nebulous politics were mostly limited to "whatever let's me talk to my hobbyists & be edgy for a sense of security".
The real solution here is to proliferate mental health tools for free throughout communities & crush Fascist cooptation before it can take root, not another bout of nebulous "what about men? No one cares about (the dominating social group)".
I am slowly losing it. I beg, I plead: there is no need to do things like "Elno" and "Eloon" or El*n. Just use "Elon" so that those of us who don't want to see that can have actual, workable filters. There is no full-text search, so using "Elon" will not result in trolls being able to find your post just by putting "Elon" in the search. Mastodon searches only on hashtags This isn't Twitter. #FediTips
I keep seeing that “first they came for the journalists” sign, and it pisses me off so much, because when they came for muslims, immigrants, and trans people, mainstream journalists normalized it and reported it as “both sides”. Somehow it didn’t count for them until it was happening to them personally, which is *exactly* what the fucking poem was warning against in the first place.
Incredible quote from @pluralistic at #BruceSchneier's International Workshop on Reinventing Democracy:
"Ten years ago, my pain specialist wanted me to go on opioids. I did my own research and determined that big Pharma was conspiring to kill people like me and I was right. The fact that I have the same epistemological basis for my healthcare decision-making as anti-vaxxers is undertheorized in rooms like this one. We leave people in an epistemological void."
Extraordinary story of an operator employed to help a real estate bot respond to customers. Turing test in reverse: the human must pretend to be a bot. Till the machine's words colonize your whole mental universe.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/dec/13/becoming-a-chatbot-my-life-as-a-real-estate-ais-human-backup | +++
"A browser extension that alerts you when you navigate to a website belonging to an organization whose employees are on strike." #strike
What drove the internet in the 90s and 00s was that it was so cool to be doing good shit with it. Social media was like a giant manure dump all over that culture. We've never recovered.
The Fediverse and the death of Twitter promise a rebirth of that culture, if we don't let the cool kids and a lazy press bury the public in vapid bullshit again.
We wasted 16 goddamn years enduring Facebook and Twitter. In the end, they were both toxic and regressive. Can we please not go back there? Please?
@klonick Whenever Musk faces scrutiny for his actions, he spreads the idea that journalists and scientists are extremists or hypocrites and has mobilized people to attack them
The question isn't: "How did ChatGPT write such a great answer?"
The question is: "How many people did ChatGPT rip off without attribution to write this answer?"
And a bonus one: "How is ChatGPT transferring wealth from individual writers to the rich people backing ChatGPT?"
#ChatGPT #Creatives #Authors #ArtificiaIntelligence #Copyright #Artists
TIL “Koreans are deemed to be a year old when born and a year is added every 1 January. It’s this age most commonly cited by Koreans in everyday life.”
But Korea is now officially switching to measuring age since birth.
I must implore everyone who is on mastodon.social to find another instance to live on.
The point of mastodon is to have multiple small instances so that the blocking of bad actors is easier. Everyone using mastodon.social repeats the failed modern email model of everyone using gmail.com and thus making it impossible to block the gmail domain when it’s used by spammers.
“Security researcher Sam Curry and his colleagues discovered that they could hijack Sirius XM-enabled cars, armed only with the VIN number that was printed on its windscreen.” And of course they want to make it illegal to do the research to discover these bugs, too. https://pluralistic.net/2022/12/03/painful-burning-dribble/
Twenty-three years ago today, anarchists and other protesters successfully blockaded and shut down the summit of the World Trade Organization in Seattle. This was the dramatic debut of what journalists dubbed the “anti-globalization movement”—in fact, a global movement against the globalization of neoliberal capitalism.
In this analysis, we review the root structures and daily activities that enabled people to pose a threat to capitalist trade organizations:
new levels of disgust unlocked after reading this shocking, sickening account of how the public is being looted blind by — you’ll never guess who — the company edward snowden used to work for when he exfiltrated all the dodgy shit the military was up to
thank god for @pluralistic 🙌🏽
Hey! #TransMastodon (#Transtodon???)
How about we pool our combined knowledge & experience to bust some common myths about #transitioning?
Please post details of any myths you can bust to help others in the community, including any unhatched/hatching eggs 🥚
I just wrote a very long post about how you, personally, can help to build more resilient and sustainable networks on the web, so that we don't lose contact with each other when one collapses. Because they always, always will collapse.
Spoiler: make a website, write some blog posts, add a links page. And then let's collaborate on more open standards!
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Il faut lire ces pouets en considérant qu'ils ont été sciemment écrit dans l'intention de nuire à la société spectaculaire.