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  • Alice
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    -21 month ago

    I thought this was a sub about technology?

    • @machinin
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      1 month ago

      I thought this was a sub about technology?

      Is this the new way that Musk bootlickers try to defend his companies from criticism?

      This article is clearly referencing how social media technologies are being used to foment online hate.

      The CCDH found that these accounts, which have together amassed 4 million new followers since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas militants, grew four times faster in the months directly following the attack than they had in the months immediately prior. All benefited from the algorithmic boost that comes with paid blue-check verification, and despite repeated community guideline violations, not one has been suspended.

      We’ve had similar issues from Facebook amplifying genocidal movements in the past.

      As a matter of fact, I would argue that the influence of “algorithmic boosts” is one of the most significant technological issues of our age. It is even more significant when these technologies are in the hands of racist, misogynistic shitstains like Musk.

    • gregorum
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      1 month ago

      Twitter IS a technology company.

      If you don’t like the content posted here, there are other technology communities, or you can create your own.

    • @[email protected]
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      31 month ago

      Average Lemmy user is anti-Musk so posting about his company’s products is guranteed to get a reaction. Especially when it’s something negative. That’s how social media works; see where the wind is blowing and go that way.