Tag Archives: censorship machines

Bleeping hilarious backend

This is Bleep, coming from Intel to censoring audio chats between gamers: An end-user facing application that uses AI to detect – and redact – audio based on your user preferences — Craig Raymond There is absolutely no way this can … Continue reading

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A cure for Fake News?

After combating disinformation/”fake news” online for years, are we actually winning? It feels like we are losing. I personally know a couple of people who deny the existence of COVID-19. I know some who believe many of the more outlandish … Continue reading

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So, is NetzDG good?

Following the endless saga of governments trying to restrict free speech, it is worth considering the German NetzDG law. NetzDG, Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (I am not kidding), subtitled “Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Rechtsdurchsetzung in sozialen Netzwerken”, or the “Network Enforcement Act” for … Continue reading

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It’s impossible, so it must be done quickly

Content moderation at scale is impossible, unless you want it to be random to a certain degree. This is not a surprise and yet politicians demand that tech companies do it anyway – like the German NetzDG law. NetzDG demands … Continue reading

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Why moderation at scale doesn’t work

Writing about PayPal reminded me of that time Archie McPhee “We Make Weird” – currently selling a plastic “Squirrel In Underpants Nodder” – was unable to sell “Tardigrade Ornaments” online. Tardigrade as in Waterbears, those adorable microscopic creatures that live … Continue reading

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The two Brexiteers

I will not apologise for the headline :-) Thinking about the mess with Brexit, I would be embarrassed if I was British (yes, I know it’s the UK that currently is a member of EU, not just Great Britain). Embarrassed, … Continue reading

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Continue reading

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If you agree with this

If you agree with Julia Reda on EU copyright reform, Danish MEP Jens Rohde will call you a communist, again. I don’t like being called a communist, as I consider it a horrendously dangerous and inhumane ideology. On the other … Continue reading

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The internet that might be?

A pleasant surprise: Great success: Your protests have worked! The European Parliament has sent the copyright law back to the drawing board. All MEPs will get to vote on #uploadfilters and the #linktax September 10–13. Now let's keep up the … Continue reading

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