We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.
A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.
The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on:
The further irony is that Blender Foundation's videos were all licensed under Creative Commons, so BF had already given permission for anyone to share their videos anywhere.
BF have no idea why YouTube decided to suddenly take the videos down, or why YT refuses to fix the problem even though they know about it.
#Article13 would mean automated content filters (like YouTube uses) on all sites. Large corporations would be able to censor and spy on all internet content, because they would be running the filters on behalf of smaller sites:
Call/email your MEP *today* to say no to Article 13, especially if they're on this list of committee members:
Trans dads & NB parents, I see and appreciate you today
It would be cool to have stickers/patches/tees advertising "the strong set" as a concept more
It would be a great conversation starter about encryption, too.
"What's the strong set?"
"Well, there are about 60000  people in the world who can communicate securely and reliably with each other over the internet, and I'm one of them!"
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org Spotted in the ladies room at Eli's last night
The UN's senior expert on free expression, @davidakaye, warns the EU that the copyright censorship provisions of #Article13 violate international law. https://twitter.com/edri/status/1007302647714648064 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1007408612132569088
This would break the internet.
Imagine YouTube Content ID, but for everything: blog comments, tweets, Github commits, Instagram photos, replies to newspaper articles, rental listings, dating profiles.
This is being proposed in the EU. #Article13
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbk47b/europe-copyright-rules-content-id source: https://twitter.com/torproject/status/1007334390479941632
Oldschool fediverse phrases, from about 10y ago:
- TZAG: Time Zone Appropriate Greeting (preferred over "good morning")
- TZAF: Time Zone Appropriate Farewell
- #contextpatrol : when someone posted a response which wasn't linked to the original conversation, someone might link the conversation with #contextpatrol (the old StatusNet (ie, GNU Social) interface made not doing this accidentally easily)
- #vaguejokes : an obscure joke that was not really worth or more fun unexplained
#YouTube makes money from videos promoting extremism. Its algorithm radicalises viewers, because it wants people to be angrily clicking on more videos.
YouTube is tearing society apart by encouraging us to hate each other:
The most promising ethical alternative to YouTube is #PeerTube, which is decentralised and in beta testing.
You can support development of PeerTube to a release version at its crowdfunding page:
I consider IUI to be moving in a really good direction, and if you find it useful, please consider contributing to my Patreon.
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If I survive the next two weeks, I'll be cracking open the Mastodon mainline issue tracker and beginning a year or so of part time work to move the project forward.
Am also actively developing functions.sh (online at http://functions.sh/ with hashes and source available on GitHub, https://github.com/jakimfett/functions.sh) with the intention of automating as much Mastodon setup/config/admin and autoscaling as is humanly possible.
Would you please help boost me?