To paraphrase “Deep Throat” from All the President’s Men, don’t believe the myths the media has created about Google. The truth is, these people are not very bright and things got out of hand. Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen and Lucas Shaw have written one of the most revealing stories yet about just how out of control YouTube really […]
Google uses YouTube to recruit children into their lobbying effort against Article 13.
When you understand that safe harbors are just another version of “temporary autonomous zones” and pirate utopias, Google’s opposition to Article 13 will become clear.
Members of the European Parliament need to get a grip on these active measures campaigns before Google goes beyond “lobbying” on an issue vote and moves on to meddling in campaign outcomes in a few months when the European Parliament stands for election.
In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, we all know it’s a short step from undermining opposition on a particular issue to undermining the election of a particular candidate. And Google is just as capable of meddling as any state actor if not more so.
The Values Gap redux: Must read post by James Bridle on the truly bizarre goings on at YouTube Kids. I’ve also been aware for some time of the increasingly symbiotic relationship between younger children and YouTube. I see kids engrossed in screens all the time, in pushchairs and in restaurants, and there’s always a bit […]
Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth The good thing about the Internet is that it brought people together. The bad thing about the Internet is that some of those people previously only met on Death Row. The New York Times […]