> …It was very thorough and they had obviously put a lot of effort into it, but it was all premised on this idea that GamerGate was some kind of shining PR success, even though as I remember it they managed to take a complaint about a video game review and mishandle it so badly that they literally got condemned by the UN General Assembly. But it's the thought that counts, and I am humbled by their support.
I don't think people realize why its important to remove white supremacists from your board/forum/web community.
- They are extremely motivated.
- They have a tradition of recruiting via meme(in the classic sense).
- They have centuries of effective propaganda.
- They will take over. Slowly at first then suddenly.
- They will always create more moderation work for you. They will never stop pushing.
Every society struggles with this. And it's not some conspiracy.
Facebook’s own research revealed that 64 percent of the time a person joins an extremist Facebook Group, they do so because the platform recommended it.
I have been hating myself this year for being "distractible" and unproductive at work. It's hard to focus, hard to stay motivated. But I think I've realized that I'm not actually distracted from work at all. Work IS the distraction. This year has made it impossible to ignore what's important: friends, relationships, place, health, life. Work was always what was pointless, and it's merely extra difficult to lie to myself about that this year.
Google workers announce plans to unionize
A pandemic mask that has "my other mask is for crime" printed on it
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