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Friday Links: Moar Disinformation

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How Taiwan is trying to combat disinformation without “censorship.” What they try to do is monitor social media, spot disinformation early on, and then launch a government counter-narrative to combat the disinformation. It’s an interesting idea, but the Digital Minister acknowledges that, “[t]ruth to be told, it is actually very exhausting.” I suspect this would be difficult if not impossible to...

Friday Links: Fake News and Real Laws

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I have never linked to a podcast on this site, but I thought that the recent This American Life podcast, Anything Can Be Anything, about misinformation and the information wars, was spectacular. For a more highbrow analysis of similar issues, I enjoyed Renee DiResta’s The Digital Maginot Line. Also related, a recent BBC interview of a worker at a Macedonian fake news factory. Many smart people...

Friday Links: Sludge and Ordeals

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Last month, US lawmakers proposed an Algorithmic Accountability Act. The first rule of tech policy: Regulate harms, not technology. The former is hard, the latter is impossible.  The AAA purports to attempt to regulate algorithms for “accuracy, fairness, bias, discrimination, privacy and security.” Good luck with that. Sounds like a rather blunderbuss attempt at regulation, to put it mildly...

Friday Links 3/22/19

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Miranda Perry Fleischer and Daniel Hemel are coming out with a new article on the architecture of basic income. This article does an excellent job explaining the arguments and counterarguments related to Universal Basic Income, as well as providing a proposal for how such a program might be implemented here. I’m deeply skeptical because of UBI for three reasons. First, given the scope and cost of...

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