“In #Intersectionality, then, one encounters […] the radical identitarian #Left: Vehement opposition to #capitalism, a rejection of objective #truth, a dogmatic commitment to the politics of identity, the replacement of religion with an all-embracing political theory, a subtle (and at times not so subtle) hatred of groups perceived to be dominant, an inability to disagree with others in good faith, and a willingness to dismiss opponents as racists and sexists.”
“Who will have the power to decide what information should be disseminated? This is perhaps the most important question facing democracies in the information age. We don’t give the government the right to #censor the #newsmedia; do we want to give it the right to control how information is disseminated online?”
“False news traveled farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the #truth in every category of information, sometimes by an order of magnitude, and false #politicalnews traveled farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than any other type”
Wow. I think starting today I'll use this article as ultimate proof of how biased #Vox is.
One does not need to be right-wing, against democracy, rich, nor against wealth redistribution, to notice how inaccurate, cheap, partial and angry this piece is:
#Vox is hiring “two full-time staff writers for a new vertical covering #effectivealtruism and related topics.” They will cover “subjects that have, or will have, a profound impact on the lives of millions of humans (and animals).”
I'm a bit afraid of the political spin Vox may give EA, but I think this is great news overall.
“We will assist a few identifiable individuals in a life-threatening situation, but we ignore merely ‘statistical’ victims, even though these people are equally real and the lifesaving interventions are cheaper and safer. […] While rescuing the boys from the cave was clearly commendable, distributing bednets saves young children and adults at a dramatically reduced cost.”
— Charles Bresler and #PeterSinger
The soundtrack of my 36' #running session this morning at 7:45:
#5% of my net earnings of last month went to the Global Health and Development Fund managed by #EffectiveAltruism
#AffirmativeAction explained to non-Americans:
Mastodon, #ChangeMyView: nations should not subsidise parenting.