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Wenn ich mit Kunden, Politikern und Organisationen in Deutschland spreche, höre ich oft eine gefühlte Hilflosigkeit gegenüber dem Vorsprung des Silicon Valleys heraus. Umso faszinierender war es für mich, diese gleiche Hilflosigkeit bei den Tech-Unternehmen selbst zu spüren. Insbesondere weil die Prinzipien, die sie zu diesem Punkt gebracht haben – fail early, fail often, move fast, break things – ins kontraproduktive umschlagen, wenn man zwei Milliarden Nutzer hat und ein integraler Teil der Gesellschaft ist.

Wohin entwickelt sich die Tech-Branche?

medium.thirdwaveberlin.com

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Safety Check’s efficiency, regardless of the severity of a crisis, is helping make the feature appear indispensable, which ultimately benefits Facebook’s bottom line. Increased engagement on the platform, whether or not it’s in the midst of an earthquake or wildfire, means increased profit for Facebook, a company whose net worth exceeds $300 billion. Praise for its social initiatives should be tempered with at least some degree of skepticism, particularly when those initiatives are contingent on situations of precarity and uneven development. From this point of view, Safety Check demonstrates social media companies’ naked ambition to seamlessly and inextricably integrate themselves and their associated commercial incentives into people’s lives, using crises as pretexts, regardless their tenor or severity.

Capitalizing on fear spurred by a lack of credible information is essentially the same strategy that Kellyanne Conway deployed.

Safety in Numbers — Real Life

reallifemag.com

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The injunction not to look directly into the sun isn’t just medical — it’s always political.

What happens when you stare at the sun?

theoutline.com

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Bürgerinitiativen – „Die kämpfen halt für sich“

demokratie-goettingen.de

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"Among the changes Taylor said he was considering proposing were:

• Allowing workers to check directly with the government whether attempts by companies to class them as self-employed are legitimate. He is considering suggesting it should become the hiring company’s responsibility to prove a worker is genuinely self-employed.

• Making it mandatory for temporary workers to receive written terms and conditions within a week of starting jobs to ensure they do not miss out on rights including paid holiday, something many migrant workers lose out on.

• Giving agency workers on variable hours the right to request a permanent contract after a certain period.

• Making it mandatory for companies to publicly report how many temps they use.

“Flexibility is a positive choice for most workers,” Taylor said. “But there is clearly growth in forms of work, particularly agency work and zero hours, where the power relationship is not balanced, people’s position can feel precarious and it can be harder for them to exercise their rights.”

For example, he said: “Some agencies are deliberately not telling workers, particularly migrant workers, that they have holiday pay entitlements.”"

Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar

theguardian.com

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"Militarized language moves in a different direction: It intensifies the news it’s describing while simultaneously obscuring actual threats. “Weaponization” is used to describe both rhetoric that might incite violence and criticism of violent rhetoric. It is lodged against the state, with its legal monopoly on violence, but also, incoherently, against those who challenge the state. It is a shortcut to false equivalence, and it manufactures excuses for those with a vested interest in drawing blood themselves.

As a metaphor, “weaponization” creates paranoia and the impression that nothing is immune from conscription. Suddenly tools for violence are hiding everywhere, waiting to be brandished by your enemies, taken up for self-defense or fatally mishandled by the blind or naïve. The fabric of civilian life is now wrapped in a linguistic fog of war."

If Everything Can Be ‘Weaponized,’ What Should We Fear?

nytimes.com

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What a beautiful piece of writing.

"It felt natural, when I started writing about the subject of cities and homosexuality, to call it a “queer urbanism”, or “queer psychogeography”. The phrase felt more inclusive, and trendy, like I was taking into account the broad variety positions and subjects that we now know recognise. But perhaps a “gay urbanism” is more accurate, more honest.

Queer to me is not an identity, but an approach to identities. Queer is about undermining a fixed homosexual subject as the production of a heterosexual form of discipline; it is about positionality. Gay, on the other hand, is about the production of that identity within heterosexual discipline. “The elaborating of certain erotic preferences into a “character” – into a kind of erotically determined essence – can never be a disinterested scientific enterprise” wrote Leo Bersani (adopting a voice) in his introduction to Homos – “The attempted stabilizing of identity is inherently a disciplinary project.” But, like Bersani continues, there is nonetheless political and cultural value in that elaboration, and the “discrediting of a specific gay identity...has had the curious but predictable result of eliminating the indispensable grounds for resistance to, precisely, hegemonic regimes of the normal”.

An urban gayness is the product of a shared history and culture, diverse yet with a specific focus, passed down largely through the oral tradition and through a complex ecosystem of cultural production, through art and theatre, through camp and through political agitation. To me, the queer is a forward-looking and utopian political project aiming to undermine the secure subject position, to disrupt the regime of gender and sexuality categorization that is used to punish the deviant. I’m drawn to that political project, but I have always been someone who can only see the world I live in through the spectres of history. The gay, then – the specific and contingent, the flawed and corrupt, the lost and still living – holds me in its grip when it comes to my approach to the city. It illuminates the city and culture in the explication of its very prejudices."

Audiences

tinyletter.com

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Wenn aus nicht falschen Zahlen falsche Ableitungen gemacht werden und die strukturellen Probleme unter die Räder der Lagerbildung kommen. Anmerkungen zum "Equal Pay Day"

aktuelle-sozialpolitik.blogspot.com

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"Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI)"
Apparently it's a jungle out there.

The Singularity: US Navy calls on gamers to help it plan for the rise of the machines

ibtimes.co.uk

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Nice interview on universal basic income.

"Some of them would answer that a better proposition would be the concept of a job guarantee. What do you think of this?

I have actually debated this issue with over twenty professors over the last twenty years. To me, a job guarantee is a lie. What is it? You are going to guarantee every Pole a job. Imagine what this would mean! I am sure a lot of Polish people would like to be president of Poland. Are you going to guarantee to them the job of being president of Poland? What sort of jobs are you going to guarantee them? Is it a job that pays a decent wage? Is it a job which leads to an occupation that they believe they are capable of performing? No. This “job guarantee” would be saying to the unemployed: you must have this job, because we’ve got it. And you’re going to take it. It might be a very low-paying job, or a very humiliating job, or a very stigmatizing job—because to take a job that is only a job because the employment office says it is a job is stigmatizing. If that goes on your CV it’s a sort of marker, meaning “failure”. De Tocqueville, in his famous book Democracy in America, actually illustrated the situation very nicely; I quote it in my book Work after Globalization. He said that if you had a job guarantee, it would either lead to complete communism, because you would be telling everybody that they can only have bread if they take these jobs that we provide, or complete inefficiency, because you would be paying somebody to do something which is unproductive and useless. I’d challenge anybody talking about job guarantee: where is your concept of freedom? Where is your concept of emancipation? Because you are basically talking about coercion: you have to take the job that I decide and you will be grateful. I don’t like that approach. I think it is paternalistic, it is directive and it is contrary to all the great philosophical traditions of freedom."

The Strategy for Basic Income

praktykateoretyczna.pl

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"If the future of Western liberalism rests on Ms. Merkel’s shoulders, then it really is in trouble. She has often spoken in support of European and Western unity, but her actions have done little to strengthen them. Moreover, it’s not clear how deep her ideological commitment to liberalism really is — or, for that matter, whether she has any ideological commitments at all."

Will Angela Merkel Save the West? Don’t Count on It

nytimes.com

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"RT ist kein gewöhnlicher Nachrichtensender. Wer RT verfolgt, der liest viel über Gewalt und Proteste in Europa. Zwischen echte Nachrichten mit klarer Agenda mischen sich Gerüchte und Verschwörungstheorien. Es ist die Welt, wie Wladimir Putin sie zeigen möchte. RT wird vom russischen Staat finanziert und gilt als Propagandainstrument des Kreml. Wer RT verfolgt, ist potenzieller CSU-Wähler. Glaubt offenbar die CSU.

Das Motiv für die Kampagne liegt auf der Hand: In Deutschland leben mindestens anderthalb Millionen sogenannte Russlanddeutsche aus der ehemaligen Sowjetunion. Genau lässt sich das schwer sagen. Früher wählten sie mehrheitlich CDU und CSU. Doch ihre Bindung an die Union lässt nach, auch in Bayern, wie Studien zeigen. Viele Russlanddeutsche fühlen sich keiner Partei zugehörig. Aus Stammwählern der Union wurden Wähler, die es zu umwerben gilt. Und wer empfänglich ist für die Themen von RT, schätzt wahrscheinlich auch patriotische Kraftmeierei, so offenbar das Kalkül der CSU."

CSU: Zu manchen spricht die CSU auf Russisch

zeit.de

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Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers

theguardian.com

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Foucault and Neoliberalism AUFS Event: Johanna Oksala – Never Mind Foucault: What Are the Right Questions for Us?

itself.blog

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"Der jüdische Staat als logische Konsequenz aus der historischen Schuld der Deutschen ist für Antideutsche so etwas wie ein Identitätsanker."

"Antideutsche lieben Adorno, sie schmücken sich gerne mit seinen philosophischen Begriffen wie der Ideologiekritik. Sie verschmähen Marx und Lenin – weil der Antikapitalismus für sie per se etwas Antisemitisches in sich trägt. Mit der Zeit nervte Otto der "linke Selbsthass", ein Ausdruck, den nationalistisch angehauchte Linke und Fans von Sahra Wagenknecht (die Anti-Antideutsche) benutzen: "Du Antideutscher!" haben Antiimperialisten zur Beleidigung umgedeutet. Antiimperialisten wiederum sind jene Linken, die den Imperialismus als höchste Form des Kapitalismus bekämpfen. Sie sind für Antideutsche – natürlich – per se auch Antisemiten, die israelfeindlichen Tendenzen innerhalb der Partei "Die Linke" sehen sie als Beweis dafür. Es ist kompliziert."

"Einen Einblick in die antideutsche Jugendkultur von heute bieten natürlich die sozialen Medien. Auf Snapchat und in geheimen Facebook-Gruppen, in die man über Kontakte reingeschleust wird, präsentieren sich Hunderte junge Menschen mit bunt gefärbten Haaren, Davidstern-Tattoos oder Piercings im Gesicht. Sie kauen genüsslich auf labbrigen Burgern und formen mit dünnen Fritten das Victoryzeichen. Die Handykamera stets mit dabei. Einer zeigt auf Facebook stolz sein Kinderzimmer, mit Israel- und USA-Flaggen tapeziert. Nachts deckt sich dieser Antideutsche mit einer großen USA-Fahne zu. Wenn er dann die Nachttischlampe anknipst, strahlen blaue Davidsterne an der Decke. Die meisten seiner Freunde vergeben Daumen nach oben. Die entsprechenden Profile führen zu anderen Antideutschen. Ihnen gefallen die neokonservativen bis rechten Thesen von Autoren wie Matthias Matussek, Henryk M. Broder oder Hamed Abdel-Samad."

"Er erklärt, dass die antideutsche Kritik innerhalb der Linken im frisch vereinten Deutschland erst mal notwendig gewesen sei: Sie habe den herrschenden weltbildhaften Antizionismus der Linken aufgelockert und viele Genossen zur Geschichtsaufarbeitung gezwungen. Doch aus der Kritik wurde selbst ein geschlossenes Weltbild, das sich nicht mehr so leicht mit Begriffen wie links oder rechts etikettieren lässt. Es führte bei vielen Antideutschen zu 180-Grad-Wenden: Ein Teil verabschiedete sich von linken Idealen und landete im neoliberal-konservativen Lager. Einige von ihnen lesen liebend gern die Springer-Presse – weil Axel Springer ein großer Israelfreund war. "

Ga Ga Land

zeit.de

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Excellent essay comparing Marx biographies as a mix of review and biography in itself, incl. throbbing and glowing poetry for Jenny by teenage Marx. A few quotes:

"Marxism ... warned from the start against reading the past as the affair of solitary individuals rather than antagonistic classes ... and yet what secular ideology or political tradition emphasizes the special contribution of a lone thinker more than Marxism?"

"Marx’s snobbish pride in his wife’s background and snobbish disdain for women compelled into sex work are enough to show that the “ruthless criticism of all that exists” that he’d enjoined upon himself wasn’t enough to uproot all of his own prejudices. (The more advanced feminist was Engels, who looked forward to a postrevolutionary “generation of men who never in their lives have known what it is to buy a woman’s surrender with money or any other social instrument of power.”)"

" Marx’s anticipation that working-class organization would keep pace with and, at length, overcome capitalism seems, from the vantage point of today, motivated by too much hope and not enough logic. His theory cogently implies that as technical productivity increases the industrial proletariat will eventually shrink as a proportion of the total workforce, much as it has done. What it fails to explain is how other sorts of workers— whether service-industry employees in rich countries, or wageless denizens of the “informal economy” in poor ones—might develop the kind of revolutionary class cohesion that he expected of factory hands.

Marx’s so-far mistaken expectation of working-class revolution is the tragic flaw in his outline. (E.M. Cioran once described Marxism as “the sin of optimism.”)"

"he and Engels the next year encouraged the breakup of the International: Marxist socialists on one side, Bakuninite anarchists on the other.

The split is regrettable not only because it divided the strength of the left, but because the gravamen of each side’s critique of the other was correct. The anarchists were naive and impractical about political organization, as the Marxists alleged. And Marxism was susceptible to authoritarianism, as Bakunin argued and the 20th century demonstrated."

Marx’s Revenge

thenation.com

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"Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix tech’s gender imbalance – but they may help reinforce it. Women are generally cheaper, to other workers’ dismay. “Introducing women into a discipline can be seen as empowerment for women,” Ensmenger says. “But it is often seen by men as a reduction of their status. Because, historically speaking, the more women in a profession, the lower paid it is.”"

We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

theguardian.com

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A Rogue Robot Is Blamed For a Human Colleague's Gruesome Death

yro.slashdot.org

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Zur Relevanz von Intermediären für die Meinungsbildung – World Wide Wagner

wwwagner.tv

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"even if the data could measure every twitch of every eyeball, should that information control editorial choices? Foreign reporting often draws fewer readers, yet the bigger papers persist in publishing it, because it is felt to be important. One guesses that play-by-play accounts of baseball and football games receive relatively few clicks, yet the sports section is considered sacrosanct. It’s in the cultural field that editors are willing to let online traffic dictate coverage. The spirit seems to be: O.K., we’ll still let you write about this stuff, but you’ve got to make it more topical, more digestible.

The trouble is, once you accept the proposition that popularity corresponds to value, the game is over for the performing arts. There is no longer any justification for giving space to classical music, jazz, dance, or any other artistic activity that fails to ignite mass enthusiasm. In a cultural-Darwinist world where only the buzziest survive, the arts section would consist solely of superhero-movie reviews, TV-show recaps, and instant-reaction think pieces about pop superstars. Never mind that such entities hardly need the publicity, having achieved market saturation through social media. It’s the intellectual equivalent of a tax cut for the super-rich."

The Fate of the Critic in the Clickbait Age

newyorker.com

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Support the Leeds Deliveroo Hardship Fund

crowdpac.co.uk

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Uber-Drivers müssen sich einen betriebseigenen Anti-Gewerkschafts-Podcast anhören, bevor sie eine Fahrt annehmen können.

"Drivers must reportedly listen to the company-run programming before they can begin accepting rides each day. In addition, they’re also receiving text messages and invites to meetings that may help convince them to ditch unionization plans."

Uber is forcing drivers in Seattle to listen to anti-union propaganda

thenextweb.com

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Plattform-Regulierung: So will die SPD Fake News, Hate Speech und Bots bekämpfen

netzpolitik.org

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Barcelona beteiligt Bürger statt Tech-Unternehmen

futurezone.at

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Experts baffled as robots sent to clean up Fukushima nuclear site keep dying

independent.co.uk

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"complex, politically charged decisions to keep or remove content happened without anyone in the public able to know. Some videos appeared on the platform as if they were always supposed to be there, others disappeared without a trace.

Is an editorial practice by any other name, such as CCM, one that the public ought to know more about? Social-media firms treat their CCM practices as business or trade secrets and typically refuse to divulge their internal mechanisms for decision-making or to provide access to the workers who undertake CCM. There is no public editorial board to speak of, no letters to the editor published to take issue with practices. For this story, I contacted four social media platforms for comment: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. Instagram declined to speak on the record; the others haven’t responded.

Meanwhile, platforms have frequently released new media-generation tools without a demonstrated understanding of their potential social impact. "

Social Media’s Silent Filter

theatlantic.com

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"Weniger laut war der Aufschrei der muslimischen Frauen, was die just vor dem Frauentag veröffentlichte Fatwa zur Verschleierung angeht. Die IGGiÖ hatte vergangene Woche erwachsenen Muslimas zum Tragen eines Kopftuches geraten, also ein Kopftuchgebot gesprochen. Begründet wurde das mit einem theologischen Gutachten des Beratungsrats. Ausgeblieben ist der Aufschrei aber nicht.

Und er kommt ungewohnt scharf aus den eigenen Reihen. "Musliminnen sind vor allem selbst gefragt, die Deutungshoheit darüber, was sie anziehen oder nicht anziehen, bei sich selbst zu halten. Und die simple Gleichung ‚muslimische Frau = Kopftuch‘ nicht mitzuspielen - egal ob sie von innen oder außen kommt", schreibt die Sprecherin der IGGiÖ, Baghajati, in einem offenen Brief. Das Kopftuch sei keine Säule des Islam, erklärt sie im Gespräch mit der "Wiener Zeitung". Man sei auch keine "schlechte" Muslima, wenn man sich gegen ein Kopftuch entscheide. "Eine Auslegungstradition, die unter der Vorgabe Frauen zu schützen, sie letztendlich bevormundet, ist kritisch zu hinterfragen", sagt sie. Aber warum dann überhaupt ein Kopftuch, wenn es doch nicht so eine große Bedeutung hat? "Es gehört für mich zur Religionsausübung dazu", so Baghajati. Unter ihrem Kopftuch fühle sie sich selbstsicher, sie selbst, ergänzt Hammad. "Das muss nicht jedem gefallen." Nur die Wahlfreiheit müsse eben bestehen bleiben."

Schleierhafter Feminismus

wienerzeitung.at

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14 days ago

Peak design thinking.
Greenwashing fashs.

"One Miami architecture firm, DOMO Design Studio, is proposing a softer, gentler version of Trump’s famous wall: a sustainable structure built out of recycled shipping containers that mimics natural boundaries with divisions created by waterways, sloping terrain and, in urban areas, shopping, public art spaces and even housing units. The drawings look like they could be for a cutting-edge park or an innovative redevelopment project—it just so happens that they’re for a barrier meant to keep out “criminals” and “rapists,” as Trump put it so memorably in his campaign kickoff speech in 2015."

The Great Green Wall of America

politico.com

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Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children

bbc.com

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21 days ago

Schreiben für die NSA

textdump.antville.org

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22 days ago

"Society is correspondingly reshaped in the image of the needs of the market. That’s why my interest in Dota led to YouTube trying to make me a Nazi"

Force Fed — Real Life

reallifemag.com

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"Facebook should not be thought of or presented as a community because it can never be governed as a community should be—based on egalitarian and horizontal decision making, a set of specific shared norms and values (not “safety” and “engagement” but rather “keeping the block clean” or “supporting public schools”), and based not on profit and information gathering but on mutual aid without the expectation of direct compensation.

Zuckerberg writes, “Facebook is not just technology or media, but a community of people.” But it’s best thought of as an imagined community, the new nation state that essentially propagandizes you into feeling comradery with both a brand and a massive user base consisting by and large of people who don’t share your values.

The nation state requires that its citizens not only believe in their solidarity with fellow citizens, but also that they allow themselves to be counted, moved geographically, subject to the state’s monopoly on legitimate violence, and surveilled. Zuckerberg’s manifesto gussies up the digital versions of these tactics to legitimize the top-down governance of Facebook, minimize its failures, and convince users that better things are on the horizon. And despite all the criticisms of Zuckerberg’s letter published in various media outlets, you need only look at the comments on his post to see that it’s working. The leader has given his people happy, tingly, community feelings."

Facebook Is Not A Community

thesocietypages.org

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Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

theguardian.com

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"Bannon could have saved Yiannopoulos with a wave of the hand, just as White House threats to defund UC Berkeley followed quick on the heels of its protest against him. That he has not – and that this old tape is suddenly in circulation again – suggests that glue is becoming at least a little unstuck under the torsions of political power: the coalition may yet splinter further."

Milo’s Stumble

lrb.co.uk

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29 days ago

Well, it is worth reading.

"I don’t believe that Yiannopoulos endorses pedophilia. I do believe that he exploits vulnerable young men. Not in a sexual way. Not in an illegal way. Yiannopoulos exploits vulnerable young men in the same way that every wing-nut right-wing shock-jock from the president down has been exploiting them for years: by whipping up the fear and frustration of angry young men and boys who would rather burn down the world than learn to live in it like adults, by directing that affectless rage in service to their own fame and power. This is the sort of exploitation the entire conservative sphere is entirely comfortable with. What happens to these kids now that the game has changed?"

On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right

psmag.com

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"Man kann Journalisten für viele Dinge rechtlich belangen. Verletzung von Persönlichkeitsrechten oder Volksverhetzung zum Beispiel. In Deutschland sind dann Geld- oder Bewährungsstrafen vorgesehen. Manchmal werden Journalisten bei ihrem Hauptmedium entlassen, wenn sie eine Grenze übertreten. Das ist alles legitim. Die Erdogan-Regierung dagegen möchte die Todesstrafe wiedereinführen, um sie demonstrativ gegen jene einzusetzen, die vermeintlich an dem Putsch beteiligt waren. Also eventuell auch einige der 200 seit dem Putsch verhafteten Journalisten. Also möglicherweise auch Deniz, dem man vorwirft, er habe Regierungsdaten gestohlen und sei zuvor bereits Mitglied einer terroristischen Organisation gewesen. Nein, da gibt es keine Diskussion. Nicht mit Kollegen, die die Situation nutzen, um endlich mal den Artikel gegen Deniz zu schreiben, den sie schon immer publizieren wollten und auch nicht mit der Fraktion “Die Presse gehört geschlossen in den Knast – Verdammte Volksverräter / Staatsdiener”. "

Auch wenn ich mit diesem Prinzessinnenreporterkonzept bzw der Sorte Ironie oft nicht groß was anfangen kann - dem hier kann ich nur beipflichten. (Wenn mir das als schnöde Nicht-Journalistin überhaupt gestattet ist.)

„Endlich ist er weg,Trööt!“ : Sehr sehr gute Berichterstattung über Deniz Yücel

prinzessinnenreporter.de

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30 days ago

Gute Zusammenfassung zu den Identitären in D

Wo Ideen verbreitet werden: Vernetzungsstellen der "Neuen Rechten"

netz-gegen-nazis.de

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"Der Bahnhof Südkreuz soll in diesem Jahr mit neuester Überwachungstechnik ausgerüstet werden. Die intelligenten Kameras sollen in der Lage sein, Gefahrensituationen wie das typische Verhalten von Taschendieben zu erkennen. Sie können abgestellte und länger nicht bewegte Gegenstände oder Graffiti registrieren. Durch Gesichtserkennung sollen zudem Menschen herausgefiltert werden, die als Verdächtige bekannt sind. Bei Auffälligkeiten lösen die Kameras einen Alarm aus, sodass Polizisten einschreiten können. Das Vorhaben ist ein Pilotprojekt von Bundesinnenministerium, Deutscher Bahn und Bundespolizei. Die Technikausschreibung soll demnächst erfolgen, Datenschützer kritisieren insbesondere die Gesichtserkennung als Eingriff in die Privatsphäre. Der Bahnhof Südkreuz wird von etwa 80 Kameras überwacht. "

Intelligente Überwachung

taz.de

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"Indeed, without postmodernism posing those very questions, we’d likely have never ended up taking such a close look at cognitive bias — which is, after all, a pretty good psychological model for explaining the postmodern condition. (Indeed, it’s worth recalling that, while postmodernism was having its heyday, research psychology was largely devoted to optimising the science of making people buy shit they didn’t need; in doing so they developed countless strategies for the framing and manipulation of data, and weaponised the rhetorics of persuasion before gleefully offering them up to the highest bidder. None of which contributed to growing cynicism about facts and truth at all, of course. *rollseyes*)

The point of postmodernism is not and was never “there are no facts”, the denial of an objective reality. The point is that facts are unevenly distributed across a metamedium which distributes half-facts and falsehoods with equal facility. The point is that the whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth objective reality is by definition inaccessible to the subjective experience of individuals; there is far too much to know for any one individual to know it all."

Postmodernism and “post-truth”

velcro-city.co.uk

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31 days ago

What It’s Like to Be a Teen Living in an Immigration Detention Center

teenvogue.com

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32 days ago

"Ärzte und Kliniken reagierten mit Gebühren, die viele Griechen angesichts dramatisch sinkender Einkommen und Rekordarbeitslosigkeit nicht zahlen können. Weil Arbeitslose zudem nach zwei Jahren ohne Job ihre Krankenversicherung verlieren, stehen der Studie zufolge mittlerweile geschätzt 800.000 Griechen komplett ohne Schutz da. Auch die psychischen Auswirkungen der andauernden Krise kann das Gesundheitssystem immer schwerer auffangen, weil auch hier kräftig gekürzt wurde. Dabei besteht hier offensichtlich großer Bedarf. Denn die Zahl der Suizide in Griechenland ist zwischen 2007 und 2011 um 45 Prozent gestiegen, schwere Depressionen haben sich sogar verdoppelt.

Die Autoren der Studie heben besonders die Auswirkungen auf Kinder hervor: Die Zahl der Kinder mit niedrigem Geburtsgewicht ist allein zwischen 2008 und 2010 um 19 Prozent gestiegen, die Zahl der Totgeburten um mehr als 20 Prozent. Als möglichen Grund führen die Wissenschaftler den - wegen hoher Kosten und geringem Einkommen - schwierigen Zugang zu Ärzten an, die zu Komplikationen in der Schwangerschaft führten. Auch die Säuglingssterblichkeit ist den Zahlen zufolge um 43 Prozent gestiegen."

Säuglingssterblichkeit in Griechenland steigt um 43 Prozent

spiegel.de

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36 days ago

Selbstbestimmt leben mit Robotik und künstlicher Intelligenz

juliareda.eu

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36 days ago

28 Verifying Twitter Identity

webliteracy.pressbooks.com

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37 days ago

By now, the dynamic is interesting: I ask Facebook for some information I feel they should disclose. They ignore me. I initiate a lawsuit in the U.S. and a complaint in Ireland. They are forced to respond, and promptly modify the tool to make the lawsuit obsolete. One billion users have an easier time exercising their rights. That’s fine, but the process can be sped up! How about crowdsourcing the questions that we want to ask Facebook?
Facebook now discloses the advertisers who have your contact info. What else should they be disclosing about this situation?
Certainly, I will ask in followup questions about:
Whether and how that data was actually used by Facebook (number of ads shown, number of ads clicked, which ads, etc);
How much money was made by Facebook through each connection;
When the data was added by the advertisers;
How the data is actually exchanged between advertisers and Facebook (if there is an event to refer to if I want to do Subject Access Requests to those advertisers);
What are the contact details for each advertiser;
Which Custom Audience I was placed in specifically;
your suggestion!

Facebook forced to disclose more information about its ad targeting

medium.com

eve massacre

39 days ago

What dissolves the moral high ground as it is presently conceived is changing the discourse around structural violence, property damage, and free speech. Structural violence must be understood as something that can happen in private, in secret, and just because a black bloc appears more violent on its surface it pales in comparison to the regular deportations in this country that rip families apart. Reactions to property damage must be couched in a history of humans-as-property, that is, property owned by white people should not be afforded the same care and concern as living black and brown bodies.

Finally, there is the matter of free speech. Rather than accept the conservative frame that all speech is equal, we need to adopt a more justice-oriented understanding of speech that acknowledges the fact that the free expression of white supremacist views hampers the free speech of many others and, if left unchecked, leads to the silencing of everyone else.

Reaching the Moral High Ground and Finding It Barren

thesocietypages.org

eve massacre

39 days ago

Die Folge dieser epis­te­mi­schen Offen­sive ist, dass Ideen der Gleich­heit und Gerech­tig­keit – auch wenn sie noch so beschei­den sind – zuneh­mend als unge­hö­rige Eingriffe in die Natur, in den Markt, in die Vorlie­ben des „Volkes“ oder in den Plan Gottes empfun­den werden. Verän­de­rung wird mit Gefahr, mit Dikta­tur und Verbot gleich­ge­setzt. Konser­va­tive und rechts­po­pu­lis­ti­sche Demago­gen stili­sier­ten diesen Zusam­men­hang, um Angst zu schü­ren vor angeb­lich zu hohen Risi­ken sozia­ler und poli­ti­scher Verän­de­rung. Mit ihrem Argwohn gegen­über den Möglich­kei­ten mensch­li­chen Handelns oder Eingrei­fens schaf­fen sie nicht nur die Voraus­set­zung, um asym­me­tri­sche Herrschafts-Ordnungen abzu­schir­men und zu legi­ti­mie­ren. Viel­mehr werden Gleichheits-Ideale oder -Utopien mit Illu­sio­nen gleich­ge­setzt, das heisst mit dem nicht wahr­ha­ben wollen von „Wirk­lich­keit“, mit angeb­li­chen Denk­ver­bo­ten, Ideo­lo­gie und Tabui­sie­rung.


Quelle: nzz.ch
Die Rheto­rik der Denk­ver­bote und Tabus ist für die gegen­wär­ti­gen poli­ti­schen Ausein­an­der­set­zun­gen zentral. Sie legt nahe, dass es eine „Befrei­ung“ brau­che: ein „Schwei­gen, das gebro­chen“, ein „Denken, das befreit“, Verbote, die aufge­ho­ben werden müssen. Natür­lich durch jene, die das Tabu konstru­ie­ren.

Es gibt keine #Tabus

geschichtedergegenwart.ch

eve massacre

45 days ago

Da hat Gesine Schwan aber schön beschrieben, warum ich die Linke wählen würde. 😂

SPD: Umkehren, Genossen!

zeit.de

eve massacre

45 days ago

"Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit."

"for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the president’s dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban."

"This account of the early days of the Trump White House is based on interviews with dozens of government officials, congressional aides, former staff members and other observers of the new administration, many of whom requested anonymity. At the center of the story, according to these sources, is a president determined to go big but increasingly frustrated by the efforts of his small team to contain the backlash."

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles

nytimes.com

eve massacre

45 days ago

Cut to the current election. We had heard allegations that Trump kept Hitler’s speeches by his bedside, but somehow we normalized that. We didn’t take him seriously because of all the outrageous, clownish acts and gaffes we thought would cause him to drop out of the race. Except these gaffes were designed to distract. This was his secret strategy, the essence of his success — you can’t take a stand against Trump because you don’t know where Trump is standing. You can’t find him guilty of evil, you can’t find him at all. And the tactics worked. Trump was not taken seriously, which allowed him to slip by the normal standards for an American candidate. The mountebank won. Again.

Suddenly, after the inconceivable (and, we are now beginning to realize, suspicious) Trump victory, the nation was forced to contend with what it would mean, whether the “alt-right” was a true threat or a joke to be tolerated. Did it matter that Trump had opened up a sewer pipe of racial hatred? Once again, normalization was the buzzword.

And I remembered the Munich Post, defending Weimar Germany. I reflected on how fragile democratic institutions could be in the face of organized hatred.

Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”

lareviewofbooks.org

eve massacre

48 days ago

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