March 19, 2023 | 10:10

On the wrong side of history

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr1 said it in her TED Talk2, and she meant Facebook. It has been proven since the Cambridge Analytica scandal3 that so-called “social” media are anything but social. They are a catalyst for hate and racism4, give more reach to radical and extremist positions, do not comply with laws5, and prevent public discourse6. Read more

February 2, 2023 | 20:00

How Platforms Die

Who would have thought six months ago that Twitter would die so quickly and clearly? My choice of words is not exaggerated. We are witnessing the death of a platform. Not that I ever had an account on this so-called social medium. I use its open API with my own Nitter instance1, as introduced here as a blog post two years ago2. Read more

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