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Twitter Screws the Pooch, QAnon Bans, and FCC Takes the Bait

Twitter Screws the Pooch, QAnon Bans, and FCC Takes the Bait

It’s hard to believe that the 2020 U.S. election is just 18 days away, which may count for the inexorable sense of doom hanging over everything, or the sensation of that time is warping like the event horizon of a black hole. Before we’re smashed into an accretion disk, you…

Zuckerberg, After Defending Holocaust Denial, Claims He’ll Ban It

Zuckerberg, After Defending Holocaust Denial, Claims He’ll Ban It

By 2009, Facebook had established its first content moderation team known internally as the “porn cops.” The responsibility of hunting down posts containing spam and porn fell to a team of 150 entry-level workers. Four years later, it was paying contractors in countries like Turkey, Mexico, and India $US1 ($1.40)…