Links 30.11.16: Balks 3 Laws, Schmalbart und die Post-Moderne als Vorläufer von „Post-Truth“

Wie /r/The_Donald Teile von Reddit gekapert hat: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart: „Its members spread coded hate speech, openly antagonize other Redditors, and break the site’s most basic rules with impunity while moderators feel the brunt of the abuse, and Reddit leadership fail to adequately address the problem.“

I don't agree with everything in Laurie Pennys Piece, but she's got some points: No, identity politics is not to blame for the failures of the left: „Trying to fix economic policy without tackling structural inequality is not just morally misguided – it is intellectually bankrupt.“

Mely Kiyak über Hatespeech: Der Hass ist nicht neu. Für uns nicht.: „Die Minderheiten unter den Journalisten erkennen die Kontinuitäten, Strukturen und Mechanismen von Diskreditierung und Demokratiefeindlichkeit nämlich schneller. Weil sie ihnen nicht zum ersten Mal begegnet.“

Christoph Kappes will ein Watchblog gegen Breitbart Deutschland an den Start bringen und braucht dafür Leute: Projekt „Schmalbart“ – eine Einladung.

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned: „The people wanted to hear this [story]“.

The Spirit of the Internet: Balks 3 Laws

  • Balk’s First Law: Everything you hate about the Internet is actually everything you hate about people.
  • Balk’s Second Law: The worst thing is knowing what everyone thinks about anything.
  • Balk’s Third Law: If you think the Internet is terrible now, just wait a while.

Ich hab' auf der Republica dieses Jahr noch rumgemeint, dass wir die Postmoderne in die Tonne treten müssen. Siehe auch: The surprising origins of ‘post-truth’ – and how it was spawned by the liberal left:

More than 30 years ago, academics started to discredit “truth” as one of the “grand narratives” which clever people could no longer bring themselves to believe in. Instead of “the truth”, which was to be rejected as naïve and/or repressive, a new intellectual orthodoxy permitted only “truths” – always plural, frequently personalised, inevitably relativised.

Under the terms of this outlook, all claims on truth are relative to the particular person making them; there is no position outside our own particulars from which to establish universal truth. This was one of the key tenets of postmodernism, a concept which first caught on in the 1980s after publication of Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition: A Report On Knowledge in 1979. In this respect, for as long as we have been postmodern, we have been setting the scene for a “post-truth” era.