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Ricardo Mendes

With "impostor buster" going I can sense reasons for the coming twitter exodus on Sunday but you know what ? it's for different reasons than the alt-right/light exodus to gab or other platforms, it's because it's another blow for @Twitter as a whole. it could be so much more.

Ricardo Mendes

Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media. - Columbia Journalism Review #DisInfo #Fakenews

We agree that fake news and misinformation are real problems that deserve serious attention. We also agree that social media and other online technologies have contributed to deep-seated problems in democratic discourse such as increasing polarization and erosion of support for traditional sources of authority. Nonetheless, we believe that the volume of reporting around fake news, and the role of tech companies in disseminating those falsehoods, is both disproportionate to its likely influence in the outcome of the election and diverts attention from the culpability of the mainstream media itself.

Ricardo Mendes

The media's war on Trump is destined to fail. Why can't it see that? | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian

This is one of the factors that explains the many monstrous journalism failures of the last few decades: the dot-com bubble, which was actively cheered on by the business press; the Iraq war, which was abetted by journalism’s greatest sages; the almost complete failure to notice the epidemic of professional misconduct that made possible the 2008 financial crisis and the rise of Donald Trump, which (despite the media’s morbid fascination with the man) caught nearly everyone flatfooted.

Ricardo Mendes

La crise politique belge continue et les réponses que la caste politique en place apporte sur la table sont tout sauf à la hauteur de la situation, c'est tout comme si entre bonne famille aristocrate, face à la déconvenue, celle ci organise un dinner de famille pour se départager les avoirs, les privilèges et les postes qui malgré tout continue d'être le socle sur lequel est assis les partis politiques francophone, sauf ECOLO et PTB et DEFI, tout les autres : PS, MR, CDH, devrait se ramasser une gifle monumentale en 2018, mais jusque là tout est permis, inclus s'arranger entre copains corrompus sur comment se réorganiser pour continuer ce cirque.

Je trouve toute cette situation tout bonnement insupportable, indigne, encré dans des schémas du siècle passé, confortablement assis sur l'autel de leur privilèges, ces gens sont entrain de s'organiser pour mieux se préserver, c'est inadmissible.

Il devrait tous ou en très grande partie être disqualifié, récusé, mandat terminé plus une punitions à vie d'exercer un mandat public. point.

Il est hallucinant de voir que dans le privé, un indépendant qui triche, qui fraude, ou qui commet une faute mineure paye celle ci mais que le monde politique peut tremper dans des multiples scandales, années après années et tout continue comme prévu, génération après génération, ça se recycle, ça change de visage, mais la structure persiste et continue d'exister. c'est hallucinant !!

Ce genre de liquéfaction de l'intégrité de la démocratie sont typiquement le genre de truc qui vont provoquer la montée d'un Trump ou d'une autre dérive, pire permettre à la dérive en cours de continuer à l'infini, sans jamais remettre carte sur table et se doter d'un système qui soit adapté aux besoins du monde d'aujourd'hui plutôt que dans l'adoration d'un système caduque qui permet la corruption, le clientélisme et autre dérive par dessein, comme on a eu pu le voir avec ou .

J'ai bien peur que rien ne change, sans une énorme pressions citoyenne, inexistante pour le moment.

Ricardo Mendes

: I didn't need any proof to showcase the utter lack of experience is having but Ivanka at is the last drop nobody needed.

Ricardo Mendes

Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman are launching a new group to rethink the Democratic Party

“The first weeks of the Trump presidency have confirmed our fears,” Werbach wrote to potential WTF allies on Jan. 29. “This list is long: banning Muslims from 7 countries, green lighting the keystone and Dakota access pipeline, defunding affordable healthcare, removing all mention of climate change from the White House website. He’s moving quickly, and we need to move quickly as well.”

Ricardo Mendes

How Silicon Valley is trying to topple Trump — beginning with a special election in Montana

Now, about eight months after Election Day, Hoffman still believes that the Democratic Party hasn’t figured out how to pick up the pieces.

Ricardo Mendes

How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans :

How our brains work determines how our tribes are formed and behave, which determines how our society functions, or doesn’t.


Ricardo Mendes

The good news of the week : is out of Europe, there is sun in and amazing smiley people every corner :)

Ricardo Mendes

How to make that look like ?
some of my bots are 40% chance of being bots, when they are full bots.
the only reason they are at 40% instead of 100% is because of the manual interventions on the account, replying, retweets and liking content out of the automated scope of the bot and of course using other automated services (like roundteam for instance) to program social interactions based on tailored twitter list.

That recipe make it hard for the Bot Or Not checker to spot bots with 100% certainty. I'm convinced this can even be improved and tweaked so that Bots can actually be useful, a service to me and other information junckie, instead of just noise making devices on social media. of course my usecase of bots is far away from other botnets built and programmed to alter or shape perception on key issues, disrupt elections or launch false information campaign with the intent and the goal to reach specific goals.

there is a whole info-war going on out there and the progressive left is light-years behind from the capabilities of the far-right swarms and other state or non-state actors present on the various social media networks with one only goal: instill distrust and reinforce doubt, leaving users more fragile and keen to adopt new views that shape or match their beliefs systems.

This has been going on since a decade if not two decades already, but its really the election that showed & displayed a shift in perception that is still making waves in the whole western information landscape.

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