From Pine View Farm

It’s All about the Algorithm 0

“Social” media isn’t.

For example.


As I have said before, the landscape of the internet has changed drastically since the Communications Decency Act was passed almost three decades ago. I agree with Dan Romer in the article at the link. “Social” media outfits that manipulate content so as to attract “eyeballs” and increase “engagement” are not impartial platforms for their users’ statements, unlike, for example, my most excellent hosting provider, which provides me a platform, but does not manipulate my content in any way.

Section 230 of that act sorely needs updating to reflect the reality of today’s internet.

Sadly, we have one political party that can’t be trusted to approach such an task in good faith, and, no, I am not referring to the Democratic Party.


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