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This is a remarkable speech.

"To be clear, when I say “racism, hate and bigotry” I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles.
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this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history. [....]"

Please spend a few minutes to read or watch and listen.

adl.org/news/article/sacha-bar

@codeberg You know, people I knew in tech were sounding the alarm years before the Cambridge Analytica scandal and regular folks just rolled their eyes and walked away. I always knew it was just a matter of waiting for the average citizen to feel the effects, but now the question is whether there is the potential to restore some stability. I just finished reading an article about how theCatholic Church systematically broke large clan/family networks and instilled more individuality into Western culture. Even with the decline of religious influence, the changes appear irrevocable. Will the social media influence be the same? We'll see...
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