? ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration - Obama simply put the recognition of a minority into law, to make it possible for that minority to be recognized by that law. Therefore they widened the definition to include not just 2 categories, which can not recognize every individual case and therefore is a law that lacks specifics, but a whole spectrum to make a finer, more just, more defined code of law. Trump just doesn't give a fuck about violence.
The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into. […]
The move would be the most significant of a series of maneuvers, large and small, to exclude the population from civil rights protections and roll back the Obama administration’s more fluid recognition of gender identity.
? #TrollTracker: Criminal Complaint Filed Against Russian Troll Farm: „It is unclear why the troll farm accounts on Twitter did so little. It may indicate that the action had moved to another platform, after Twitter suspended so many automated and named troll farm accounts in late 2017. It may indicate that the troll farm’s staff had lost motivation, or been replaced.“
They moved to Discord, Gab, maybe Twitch, Youtube. Twitter is for selfserving journos, politicians and activists and mediaworkers, hyperinformed, they decipher the usual trollbot from a distance.
? Andreas Speit in „Wir sind keine Nazis“: „'Wer sich verwundert die Augen reibt, wer und was in Chemnitz von rechtsaußen zusammenfindet, hat die 1990er Jahre und die Konstitution der ‹Generation Hoyerswerda› im Osten vergessen'. Vielen im Westen sei nicht klar, dass in Ostdeutschland zwei Generationen existieren würden, 'deren kollektive politische Erfahrung sich daraus speist, ein politisches System gestürzt und anschließend den neuen Staat in Hoyerswerda und Rostock gezwungen zu haben vor ihrem rassistisch motivierten Willen zurückzuweichen'.“
Die eine Generation wird man nicht oder nur mit viel Überzeugungsarbeit erreichen können, die andere muss man unterstützen, denn wir sind mehr.
? The Saudi government reportedly targeted and punished several dissidents after McKinsey identified them in a report: „'We were never commissioned by any authority in Saudi Arabia to prepare a report of any kind or in any form to identify critics. In our work with governments, McKinsey has not and never would engage in any work that seeks to target individuals based on their views', the spokesman said.“
Yes, but you were commissioned by a company engaging in state-sponsored trolling who hired you for a banal social media discourse-analysis (which included identification of accounts, but not based on their views, but based on their engagement within a network). You could've anonymized data for internal presentation with your customer, but you didn't and the drops was gelutsched at that point. And I bet the contracts make you not responsible legally in the deportation of a citizen journalist. But morally, you are.
? Youtube CEO: EU Copyright Directive means that only large corporations will be able to upload videos: „Article 13 as written threatens to shut down the ability of millions of people -- from creators like you to everyday users -- to upload content to platforms like YouTube. And it threatens to block users in the EU from viewing content that is already live on the channels of creators everywhere. This includes YouTube’s incredible video library of educational content, such as language classes, physics tutorials and other how-to’s.“