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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #801 on: December 05, 2022, 12:51:05 PM »
This could be a fun one...

Kyle Rittenhouse has asked Musk to reveal if there was a Twitter censorship campaign against him...

https://www.foxnews.com/media/kyle-rittenhouse-goes-viral-asking-twitter-files-reveal-hidden-censoring
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #802 on: December 05, 2022, 02:25:16 PM »
No, like age ratings on movies.

Grandma may want a PG account.  Someone else might want an R rated account.

But who decides the ratings? What objective criteria can be established for what rating a post will receive?
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #803 on: December 05, 2022, 06:10:14 PM »
DNC, Media Collude To Suppress Story About DNC, Media Colluding To Suppress Story
https://babylonbee.com/news/dnc-media-collude-to-suppress-story-about-dnc-media-colluding-to-suppress-story
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #804 on: December 05, 2022, 10:02:29 PM »
But who decides the ratings? What objective criteria can be established for what rating a post will receive?

Beats me.  You could just re-use the standards for movie ratings I suppose.


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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #805 on: December 06, 2022, 11:56:28 AM »
Maybe it morphed into something else by now, but in the beginning many of these "perks" were just simple ways to keep employees from doing anything else besides working. Sleep at the office and work through your lunch break.
I guess the nap rooms are back ;/
Elon Musk's “extremely hardcore” vision for Twitter seems to have manifested itself in conference-room sleeping quarters reminiscent of sad hotel rooms at the company's recently depopulated headquarters.

On Monday, employees returning to work at the company’s San Francisco location were greeted by modest bedrooms featuring unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #806 on: December 07, 2022, 08:22:32 AM »
I see that SanFran is "investigating" Elon over the sleeping quarters. He needs to close that building down and move the operation to America.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #807 on: December 07, 2022, 09:15:56 AM »
Doesn't anyone just sleep in their office anymore?
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #808 on: December 07, 2022, 04:04:20 PM »
Doesn't anyone just sleep in their office anymore?

With the rent rates in that city who wouldn't if they could get away with it?

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #809 on: December 07, 2022, 08:12:36 PM »
Doesn't anyone just sleep in their office anymore?

We need Linus Larrabee's input on this.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #810 on: December 09, 2022, 07:23:36 AM »
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #811 on: December 09, 2022, 01:16:27 PM »

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #812 on: December 09, 2022, 01:37:08 PM »
One more reason why some elections can simply not be regarded as legitimate - unless you're very gullible.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #813 on: December 09, 2022, 03:00:52 PM »
I just wish that Elon would buy Google. They are twitter x1000, and have a far greater effect, given numbers of people who use anything google related vs twitter.

I recently made a comment post for a youtube video - a totally innocuous post on something that had zero politics attached - and it was disappeared. Doing some (ironically) googling,  I discovered a whole big rabbit hole on how youtube scrubs video comments, often with seemingly no rhyme or reason, and in great numbers.

All of big tech needs sunlight.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #814 on: December 09, 2022, 03:10:29 PM »
I recently made a comment post for a youtube video - a totally innocuous post on something that had zero politics attached - and it was disappeared. Doing some (ironically) googling,  I discovered a whole big rabbit hole on how youtube scrubs video comments, often with seemingly no rhyme or reason, and in great numbers.
It's more complicated than that.  Creators can also set up banned word lists that will block posts featuring certain words as well as perform administration on comments on their videos.  Just because a comment was disappeared doesn't always mean Google did it.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #815 on: December 09, 2022, 03:15:06 PM »
It's more complicated than that.  Creators can also set up banned word lists that will block posts featuring certain words as well as perform administration on comments on their videos.  Just because a comment was disappeared doesn't always mean Google did it.

I recognize that and certainly a creator could have deleted me, manually or automatically. However this was at Warrior Poet Society, where I commented on John's video about book banning, stealth editing, etc. He was making a case for people to find hardcopy classics before they are stealth banned from bookstores, etc. All I posted was that a good resource for classics was the Gutenberg Project. I didn't even post the URL. That was disappeared. I can't see his channel killing a post that agrees with him. Certainly it could have been an algorithm error.

Nevertheless, an internet search will bring up some pretty blatant censoring by google, much of it appearing to be worse than twitter.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #816 on: December 09, 2022, 03:57:00 PM »
It's more complicated than that.  Creators can also set up banned word lists that will block posts featuring certain words as well as perform administration on comments on their videos.  Just because a comment was disappeared doesn't always mean Google did it.

Except in the case of The Poorman's Chemist, who expressly refused to censor anything on principle, and youtube was still deleting or shadowing half the comments people were leaving in his videos.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #817 on: December 09, 2022, 04:01:18 PM »
Except in the case of The Poorman's Chemist, who expressly refused to censor anything on principle, and youtube was still deleting or shadowing half the comments people were leaving in his videos.
I am aware that Youtube censors stuff, but I was pointing out that creators can also make word lists for automatic comment suppression.  People putting together their own word lists often make them too broad.

Not sure which is impacting Ben, but both are a possibility.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #818 on: December 09, 2022, 04:06:15 PM »
Not sure which is impacting Ben, but both are a possibility.

Now that I'm thinking about it, regarding the WPS post, I will put on my tinfoil and recall that I did use the phrases "stealth censor" and "stealth edit", and will note that big tech is rather sensitive to those two terms.  =)
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #819 on: December 09, 2022, 04:12:03 PM »
I, too, have suffered a great deal from Big Tech censorship. Lost to mankind forever are many of my unfathomably deep, sophisticated, witty, urbane, polished, erudite, deeply researched and broadly-sourced - yet refreshingly down-to-earth and accessible, eminently readable - thoughts and musings.

I must go now, and broodingly ponder the sadness of it all.



Sorry, what are we talking about?
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #820 on: December 09, 2022, 04:17:59 PM »
I, too, have suffered a great deal from Big Tech censorship. Lost to mankind forever are many of my unfathomably deep, sophisticated, witty, urbane, polished, erudite, deeply researched and broadly-sourced - yet refreshingly down-to-earth and accessible, eminently readable - thoughts and musings.

I must go now, and broodingly ponder the sadness of it all.



Sorry, what are we talking about?

Wait until you find out how many of your older posts here that APS staff have deleted.  =D
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #821 on: December 09, 2022, 04:21:10 PM »
Wait until you find out how many of your older posts here that APS staff have deleted.  =D

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #822 on: December 09, 2022, 08:24:21 PM »
Wait until you find out how many of your older posts here that APS staff have deleted.  =D

Why is my post count 4?
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #823 on: December 10, 2022, 12:02:22 AM »
We need Linus Larrabee's input on this.



 [popcorn]  =D
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #824 on: December 10, 2022, 12:48:14 AM »
[popcorn]  =D
Good movie.  Harrison Ford remake was almost as good.

Bogie's character had a studio apartment attached to his office.
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