• Gab läuft jetzt als Mastodon-Instanz: The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network.
Mastodon released a statement denouncing Gab for using its tool and claimed it will do everything in its power to isolate the site. It also said some servers in its “Fediverse” were blocking Gab domains, meaning Gab can’t interact with them.
“Mastodon is completely opposed to Gab’s project and philosophy, which seeks to monetize and platform racist content while hiding behind the banner of free speech,” it said in a statement posted on its website. “The Mastodon community does not approve of their attempt to hijack our infrastructure and has already taken steps to isolate Gab and keep hate speech off the fediverse.”
• Rob Arthur von Vice hat für das Vice Mag 1 Million 4chan-Postings untersucht und einen Anstieg von „Hate-Speech“ von 40% seit 2015 gefunden. 4chan war schon immer scheiße aber lustig manchmal, jetzt ist es nur noch scheiße plus Nazischeiße.
• The cult of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ – alt-right parable or neglected classic?: James Cameron’s passed-over film about a cyborg girl has built an #AlitaArmy of fervent fans, but is it championing the worst or the best of the internet in action?
• The Fight for the Future of YouTube: The video giant’s recent travails underscore a basic question: How “neutral” should social-media platforms try to be?
• Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying: Etwas oberflächlicher Artikel über Instagrams Kampf gegen Bullying, die irgendwie Künstliche Intelligenz einsetzen wollen, deren Technologie aber irgendwie noch nicht soweit ist. Interessant ist dagegen diese Stelle über Moderations-Mechaniken:
Instagram research has found that teens are loathe to block a peer who bullies them, because that both betrays their hurt feelings and keeps them from observing whatever the bully might do next. Restrict is more clandestine. While a user can easily tell when they’ve been blocked, it won’t be obvious they’ve been restricted. A bullying victim, meanwhile, will have the power to review comments from such accounts before anyone else sees them. They can approve them, delete them or forever leave them in a pending state: invisible to all but the bully. They’ll have similar power in direct messages. And if the bully tries to tag that user in a public post, Instagram won’t help by auto-completing the handle. The bully will have to know the username and type it out exactly. All this, Fogu says, adds up to “friction” that will “make it harder for bullies to bully others.”