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Author: Samuel Carlisle
To: squatconf
Subject: Re: [Squatconf] Event near Magdeburg (Germany)
The best place to be in a position to listen to and possibly help the
dammed is on the road to hell...

The mainstream use facebook and we need to interact with people on the
level of everyday experience.

So perhaps some of us don't use facebook as a persona i.e. not
personally... but perhaps we should not ignore it as a communication
platform altogether because there are important conversations happening
there somehow and it is worse if we are not there.

Strong network effect has ensured some level of lock in- what is the
plan to counter that?



On 20/05/16 10:37, Caleb James DeLisle wrote:
> Lots of services are "centralized" to some degree, everybody knows it's bad
> but it works. I think it's important to explain why FB in particular is
> considered harmful.
> Experimenting on their users by adjusting the mix of content shown to them
> to be mostly depressing and seeing how they react:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#2014_emotion_manipulation_study
> Various obvious censorship of types of content such as that related to
> strife between kurdish people and turkish govt.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Censorship
> What we don't know (can't prove) is that Facebook algorithms subtly act to
> marginalize and disempower activists. Weaponizing #1 for the purpose of #2
> would be an extremely powerful and toxic combination and because the FB
> platform does not have documented expected behavior (like twitter does),
> one can never know if they are being intentionally gaslighted[1] by the
> platform.
> So you can understand my reaction to a link which says "join us here
> https://facebo...."
> Thanks,
> Caleb
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
> On 20/05/16 10:18, georg@??? wrote:
>> On 16-05-20 10:13:19, Dirk von Heinrichshorst wrote:
>>> Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734984760078775 :-)
>> Posting a "Join us here Facebook link" to squatconf@? Serious? I hope
>> you're kidding..
>> Cheers,
>> Georg
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