Naziface-Blocking Twitter-Bot based on Black Mirror

ea9CZXH3Hübscher neuer Tweetbot von Shardcore, der sich einen Algorithmus gebastelt hat, um die Hackfresse vom Anführer der englischen Nazis von UKIP zu blocken: „@farageblocked is a simple conceit – find pictures of Farage, algorithmically locate his face, and obscure it from view.“ Greift leider (?) nicht in den Feed ein, der gute Mann muss sich also noch weiterhin die Hackfresse in den Nachrichten anschauen, aber das ist schonmal ein Ansatz. Wenn, dann hätte das viele Implikationen von Extreme-Filter-Bubble bis hin zu ethischen Bedenken, so ist das „nur“ 'ne theoretische Spielerei – wie eben Brookers Augen-Blocking im Black Mirror-Weihnachtsspecial.

In Black Mirror, we see the effect of ‘blocking’ people in real life – literally removing them from our perception. Fortunately such technology currently lies in the realm of fiction, but the concept is in some ways appealing – at least if it were in our control.

In the UK, we are approaching a General Election, and witnessing the disturbing rise of Nigel Farage and his UKIP party. Despite only recently acquiring their first MP, the party, and Farage in particular, have garnered disproportionate coverage in the media. As a result, I see Farage’s face numerous times a day, and whilst I like to keep abreast of current affairs, just looking at him makes my cortisol levels rise. I want the news, but I really don’t care to ever see his face again.

Shardcore: @farageblocked (via @erocdrahs)

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