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Mark Zuckerberg 1984-2016

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lol

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shared on my FB.

eta:  And it was instantly re-shared by Spenser (anyone remember that guy?)

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Related: The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
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Companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them--a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world's social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to "well over 100,000"--that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.

This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive.

So, we offshore our pollution-producing industrial activity, along with our toxic social media waste. Why doesn't the world love us more?

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Related: The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed
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Companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them--a vast, invisible pool of human labor. Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world's social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to "well over 100,000"--that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook.

This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive.

So, we offshore our pollution-producing industrial activity, along with our toxic social media waste. Why doesn't the world love us more?
One rather nasty side effect of the significant influence of far east and middle east censorship is that a lot of violent imagery is let through, as well as horribly racist and sexist content, but heaven forbid someone sees a nipple.... 

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Are we there yet?

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If it's on the internet, it must be true.
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Of the 8,704 students studied (ranging in age from middle school to college level), four in ten high-school students believed that the region near Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was toxic after seeing an unsourced photo of deformed daisies coupled with a headline about the Japanese area.
:unsure: Did they ask them what they believed about the region around Fukushima before showing them the photo and headline?

Also, how many high school students were part of the 8,704 students "ranging in age from middle school to college level," which obviously includes some students not in high school.

Is there a report on whether shoddy reporting of statistics, or fake news, is responsible for more false beliefs?