The proposed solutions focus on removing weaker players from the ecosystem and undermining the hate clusters from within. Johnson and his team suggest that, rather than attacking a highly vocal and powerful player, social media platforms remove smaller clusters and randomly remove individual members. Removing just 10% of members from a hate cluster would cause it to begin to collapse.
"... 70% of voters under 50 voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries. Sev-en-ty percent. While much has been made on the op-ed pages of Biden’s demographic coalition, that coalition is a mirage."
" ...in conflict with an older generation that mistakes Anderson Cooper for Edward R. Murrow, and doesn’t seem to understand, or even want to understand, that the America they knew is long gone. For the latter, Joe Biden is familiar and comforting. For the former, his nomination is a cruel joke and in many ways a gob of spit in the eye of the people who are going to live with the consequences of his past policies the longest."
Not sure what I'm doing with my ballot, but damn if this don't get me right in the feels: https://duedissidence.com/2020/03/20/demexit-a-democrats-guide-to-why-millions-are-about-to-change-their-registrations/
"What we have is a generation raised on the internet and born into an America coming apart in the wake of 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis, and now a global pandemic, doing its own research and mostly tuning out official narratives, ...
work conference call, opening it up for ideas about how we as a company can help out the local community, you know, as long as we don't rock the boat too much. Individualism failing before my eyes.
We are a multi-million dollar multi-national company. I vote we buy two ventilators on the international market and donate them to our State.
Oh wait, no, we need to think smaller, right. We can't drop $100k to directly save maybe a half dozen lives through this thing.
WFH, on the conference call, like "I can't hear you over all these monitors!" https://www.newegg.com/p/169-0010-00047
often deployed like:
1) punch down: those people are total shit
2) get criticized: actually, those people need help
3) gesture at hypocracy: oh, and yet you dislike some other group, but don't want to help them? 🙄
Matt Bors yetyouliveinsociety.png has replaced most conservative political discussion.
"vaguely gestruing at percieved hypocracy" as a thought terminating cliche.
There is a whole range of political "commentary" that isn't about arguments, or even making a statement. Its boils down to this, just vagely complain in order to end the discussion. Forget who labeled it like this, but its amazing how much fits this label once you look.
demo: You say political toots are bad, but uh... didn't your friend make a toot about politics once?
Found a great example of common folx coming to the same conclusion as a social theorist:
Corey Robin (theorist): "When the conservative looks upon a democratic movement from below, this (and the exercise of agency) is what he sees: a terrible disturbance in the private life of power."
Knucklehead (punk band):
"Right-wing assholes that like to preach
They just want to keep their own lives
Safe and out of reach."
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