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Algorithms Threaten Freedom Of Speech :: The Pavlovic Today

Search algorithms can change people’s minds without their informed consent and the press must do more to combat this, Jonathan Compo argues. That our social media diets create microbiomes in which our opinions are never challenged is widely accepted. It is assumed by many, however, that we have some agency in creating these echo chambers. This …

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‘Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police’: Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter

SIPA/NewscomFacebook and Twitter were in the spotlight again on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled the companies’ top execs over a perceived anti-conservative bias, with some Republicans renewing calls for government regulation of social media platforms. Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) opened the hearing, saying that “nobody—or at least nobody in their right mind—wants to see …

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The Biggest Obstacles to an Effective Speech (And How to Avoid Them)

Fotocitizen / Pixabay Sooner or later, most of us need to give a speech, a pitch, or a presentation. Whether you’ve done it a thousand times or you’re speaking in public for the very first time, it’s important to be fully prepared—and that means identifying potential hurdles and doing everything in your power to avoid …

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Google AdSense Reminds Publishers that Free Speech has Limits

Google’s AdSense YouTube channel released a new video reminding publishers about their dangerous and derogatory content policy. This policy affects all AdSense publishers but it may be felt most acutely by those who publish user generated content. Is User Generated Content Targeted by AdSense? No, user generated content is not being singled out by Google …

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Our Own Information is Being Weaponized Against Us (Full Text of Speech + Video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels last night and gave a bold and possibly controversial privacy speech. Cook directly challenged Facebook, and tech companies in general, to change their perspective on privacy. He also said that Apple is fully supportive of ‘a comprehensive federal …

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7 Takeaways From Barack Obama’s Latest Speech That Will Make You a Better Presenter

Former President Barack Obama has been noted for his public speaking excellence for over a decade. In 2004 he raised the bar from presenters and public speakers all over the world when he delivered his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Since that moment which propelled him into the spotlight his speeches …

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