I’ve hit the big time! There is a parody account of me on Twitter! Came about in a conversation where I was complaining about parody Twitter accounts on Twitter, and most specifically that they often use the same avatar as the real account.
Notably, the parody has over five times the number of followers I do.
Gotta figure out a way to make bank here.
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iStock really, really doesn’t want shoplifters to be black.
Well, I wouldn’t say “Pro-life” exactly, but the story behind Semisonic’s “Closing Time” is nonetheless interesting.
Robert Innis tries to navigate the relationship between vapers and smokers (and Public Health).
It’s interesting reading about education debates in other countries. Even somewhat similar Britain. Or maybe especially so.
First they will say that the thing they don’t want you doing is dangerous to you. When you tell them it isn’t or that you don’t care, they will tell you it is dangerous to others. When you demonstrate that it isn’t dangerous to others, they will tell you that it’s bad for “society.” They will offer exactly no evidence for any of their claims because, in their eyes, moral superiority is its own evidence. But your evidence they will subject to the highest scrutiny before dismissing it out of hand.
(I have probably been guilty of this. Worth keeping in mind.)
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also voiced concern.
“Facebook’s failure to remove illegal content from its website is appalling and violates the agreements they have in place to protect children,” said a spokeswoman.
“It also raises the question of what content they consider to be inappropriate and dangerous to children.”
The BBC first asked Facebook for an interview about its moderation system in late-2015, and repeated the request following this follow-up investigation.
The social network’s director of policy Simon Milner agreed to be interviewed last week, on condition the BBC provided examples of the material that it had reported, but had not been removed by moderators.
The BBC did so, but was reported to the UK’s National Crime Agency as a consequence.
This story is almost comical.
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