Links 01.12.16: Biased News, Slavoj Žižek über das Versagen der Linken und ein Aussteiger aus 8/pol/

Interessantes Reddit-AMA: Ich bin ein Aussteiger aus der rechten Online Szene und habe an Propagandaprojekten wie "With Open Gates" mitgewirkt. Fragt mich alles was ihr zu deren Strukturen wissen wollt!

The_Donals ist 8/pol/'s Meisterwerk, es geht darum solange eine Meinung als ironisch zu posten, bis diese Status-Quo wird.

The_donald wirkt zwar wie Satiere, aber die Poster dort sind wirklich vom Donald überzeugt. Die subversiven Methoden sollen Außenstehende dazu veranlassen alles nicht ernst zu nehmen. Die Medien sind drauf reingefallen und nun ist Trump Präsident.

Slavoj Žižek: Why There Are No Viable Political Alternatives to Unbridled Capitalism: „'Behind every rise of fascism is a failed revolution', said the Frankfurt School thinker Walter Benjamin. Here, Slavoj Žižek revives that statement in the context of the failed left.“

Yes: Fake News Is Not the Only Problem – Bias, propaganda, and deliberately misleading information are much more prevalent and do more damage.

Biased information — misleading in nature, typically used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view — is a much more prevalent problem than fake news. It’s a problem that doesn’t exist only within Facebook but across social networks and other information-rich services (Google, YouTube, etc.). […]

With increased political polarization, amplified by homophily — our preference to connect to people like us — and algorithmic recommender systems, we’re effectively constructing our own realities. […]

This dynamic unfolds continuously, especially around political events, helping us construct our own realities and reinforce our existing beliefs. And the pace at which content cascades through the network is staggering. Even with tools that give journalists the ability to “find content that’s about to trend,” in many cases it is already too late. […]

If our collective goals include increasing trust in institutions and supporting an informed public, there is a lot of work to be done, and not only by Facebook. A number of actors, including publishers, social networks, content distributors, and forums, are all important in this space.

Ach Reddit ey: Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls.

Last week, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, who goes by the handle Spez, secretly edited users’ comments in the pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald from “fuck u/spez” to say fuck the moderators of that subreddit. Using his editing privileges as an engineer at the company, he was able to change the comments without leaving a trace, framing the trolls who insulted him as having insulted the leaders of their own sub-community. The move could be viewed as censorship, or simply a childish, gross abuse of his power.

r/The_Donald – r/politics = r/fatpeoplehate | Subreddit-Algebra

Großartige und hochinteressante und indeed sehr erhellende Spielerei von Trevor Martin auf FiveThirtyEight:Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following. Die haben…

RechtsLinks 24.3.2017: Meme-Magic, The Problem With Facts, Le Pens Online Army und PC als Campus-Religion

Whitney Phillips (deren Troll-Buch hier rumliegt), Jessica Beyer und Gabriella Coleman (deren Troll-Buch hier ebenfalls rumliegt), über den Anteil der…

Trump-Interview about Truth minus Lies

Das Time-Mag hatte die Woche ein bemerkenswertes Interview mit Trump über die Wahrheit und seine Lügen am Start. Eigentlich war…

Epilepsie induzierendes Troll-GIF von Gericht zu „tödlicher Waffe“ erklärt

Vor ein paar Monaten bloggte ich den ersten Fall einer erfolgreichen physischen Troll-Attacke durch ein Flacker-GIF, das einen Epilepsie-Anfall bei…

Outrage is Guilt

Hochinteressantes Paper über Empörung und Schuld mit Implikationen für Callout-Culture, Virtue Signaling und Outrage-Memetik. Psychologen haben anhand der Beispiele „Sweatshop“…

Trump-Zitate auf alter, sexistischer Werbung

Good one: „I removed the original headlines from these misogynistic advertisements and replaced them with quotes that Donald Trump said…

The Internet Warriors

Sehr interessante Mini-Doku von Kyrre Lien, der drei Jahre lang Hater aus Comment-Sections zuhause besucht, befragt und fotografiert hat. Das…

Mark Hamills Joker liest Trumps Obama-Abhör-Tweets

„Tapp The Trumpster (again)!“ (Vorher: Mark Hamills Joker liest Trumps Neujahrs-Tweet)

Typo-Portrait of Trump made from sexist and bigoted statements painted on white washed Dollars

Nice one from Conor Collins: „My portrait of @realDonaldTrump made with his sexist, ignorant and bigoted statements, painted onto a…

Rechtslinks 7.3.2017: The Great Meme War, The Law of Narrative Gravity und Antifragilität am Beispiel von r/The_Donald

(Pic: Molly Crabapple, „Our country is in good hands“) The Atlantic: The Clickbait Presidency – The Donald Trump conspiracy-theory feedback…

21st Century Bastards Fake-Actionfigures feat. Trump, Bannon and Thatchers Ghost

21st Century Bastards von Chris the Barker, Rechtspopulisten als Fake-Actionfiguren mit unter anderem Nasty Nigel Farage, der Alt-Right Punchbag Richard…