Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

Not hosting hategroups is one thing. Holding a domain name hostage is another. This article from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is about the slippery slope we are on when companies can decide who can and can’t be on the internet.

Oof, these times. All the issues, all at once. #everythingisconnected
From the article: In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism.” Subsequently…

john pavlovitz – Stuff That Needs To Be Said

“White people especially need to name racism in this hour, because somewhere in that crowd of sweaty, dead-eyed, raw throated white men—are our brothers and cousins and husbands and fathers and children; those we go to church with and see at Little League and in our neighborhoods. They need to be made accountable by those they deem their “own kind.” They need to know that this is not who we are, that we don’t bless or support or respect this. They need white faces speaking directly into their white faces, loudly on behalf of love.”
From the article: Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Elon Musk: AI more concerning than North Korea

Hm. I’m thinking we should probably listen to this guy. Seems to know his stuff.
From the article: © Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday said that people should be more concerned with Artificial Intelligence (AI) than the risk posed by escalating tensions with North Korea.”If you’re not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea,” Musk tweeted on Friday.  I…