Money Quote, Nov. 6 2017
The Algorithm of Deceit
YouTube, Russia, Trump, Facebook…this one has it all.
Well, I was planning on writing a full throated column today, but the unfriendly skies, coupled with a failing laptop, denied us of that outcome. So here are the links I’m reading. It’s an abbreviated version of Money Quote, but it’ll have to do this time. More soon. I’m on the road most of the week, so keep your fingers crossed the Apple Store in Austin or Boulder can help…
I’m James Bridle. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but…medium.com
Yes, it is. And while this story is about out of control capitalism mixed with uncontrollable algos on YouTube with kids’ programming, it’s essentially the same thing that’s happening with Russian bots.
Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites have become a major focus of federal investigations into Kremlin…www.nytimes.com
This story owned the weekend, and rightly so. It’s huge. And we’re staring at the tip of it, there’s a mass under the water that strikes me as yet unexplored.
This is old, from August. But it’s ripe.
IN 1962 a British political scientist, Bernard Crick, published "In Defence of Politics". He argued that the art of…www.economist.com
Short answer: yes.
Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook…www.theguardian.com
By February 2016, after many nights and weekends of emailing Asian manufacturers and reading up on Food and Drug…www.nytimes.com
Let’s just call it what it is: Innovation killing.
Josh has a great roundup of the week here.
What if it’s not that bad that so much economic, social and political power is held by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook…medium.com
Well, maybe. But…no.
Russian Twitter accounts began heaping praise on Donald Trump and ripping his rivals earlier than previously thought…www.wsj.com
Timing is everything.