4 thoughts on “Thoughts and Prayers

  1. Profit & Loss says:

    “Once Again, Google Promoted Disinformation and Propaganda After a Mass Shooting” https://gizmodo.com/once-again-google-promoted-disinformation-and-propagan-1820166979 “…After another massacre in Las Vegas in October, Google’s top stories module linked to 4chan’s far-right board /pol/, which identified the wrong perpetrator and claimed he was motivated by his opposition to President Donald Trump. Afterwards, Google subsidiary YouTube’s search results promoted unfounded theories the killings were a false flag attack.
    Google, Twitter, and Facebook have all regularly shifted the blame to algorithms when this happens, but the issue is that said companies write the algorithms, making them responsible for what they churn out. As CNN’s Jonathon Morgan noted, those algorithms are often designed to “show attention-grabbing, influential content to exactly the people most likely to be manipulated by it.”
    Re: 4chan see https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/4chan

  2. Unctuous says:

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday night after the mass shooting at the Rancho Tehema Elementary School in Northern California. But instead of acknowledging the tragedy there, he repeated the condolence he tweeted after the Texas church massacre which took place 9 days ago: “May God be w/the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.”
    In a now-deleted tweet that remained on his timeline through early Wednesday morning, Trump wrote: “May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.”
    As of 9 a.m. ET this morning, Trump had still not commented on social media about the California shooting. He did, however, promote an upcoming feature on “Fox & Friends” about his recent trip to Asia. http://fortune.com/2017/11/15/trump-tweet-california-shooting/

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