Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.
A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:
1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.
2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.
3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.
Why the fuck was I breached?
(submitted by skinkestek)
Tim Cook’s Company-Wide Email on Hkmap.live Doesn’t Add Up
(submitted by srameshc)
For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year
Time to learn COBOL.
Artists and photographers on the fediverse aren't limited to Pixelfed!
The fediverse has two well established Mastodon instances for art and photography.
Ugh. Why do I have such a hard time getting myself to do work that I actually do like doing when I get into it?
50 ways to leak your data: apps’ circumvention of the Android permissions system
(submitted by mpweiher)
My SO sent this to me. She really gets me. 💗
Removing One Maine Dam 20 Years Ago Changed Everything
(submitted by howard941)
China Is Waging a Disinformation War Against Hong Kong Protesters
(submitted by tysone)
Hey! I’m new to Mastodon. It was recommended to me by some fellow artist friends. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I live for my art.
I concentrate exclusively on animals which means I’m usually doing some kind of wildlife art or pet portraits. Here’s a charcoal piece I did fairly recently called “Thy Fearful Symmetry”. I used a reference courtesy of Kaz Turner.
Cunningly disguised as a responsible adult.
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