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Today's new study saying how foreign agents weaponized America's inherent bigotry to target Black Americans with complicity from nearly every major social media platform drives home the point that we need to make our own spaces that are independent because they really don't give a shit about us.

These platforms are willing to sacrifice national security and democracy for the sake of profit.

wired.com/story/russia-ira-tar

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Getting back to the point, the piece also makes it abundantly clear how many American business are willing to sacrifice the national good for a few dollars more.

Remember the stories that detailed how YT was specifically pushing right wing propaganda for more engagement? theguardian.com/technology/201

You think it's an accident the content they are pushing aligns ideologically with the efforts to undermine the Black American vote?

Are you paying attention?

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And let's be clear about this point. Not only are these platform promoting content to inflame white hate and bigotry, but they are also protecting people who espouse this ideology while punishing those who stand up against hate.

propublica.org/article/faceboo

Given the context of how social media platforms will straight up lie ( money.cnn.com/2018/08/09/media ) about the efforts to make safe platforms, it is... let's be nice and call it naive to say they aren't complicit.

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Brock DSL is offering the workshop: Introduction to the Command Line. You should come! December 20th 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m. in Classroom A (ST228) James A. Gibson Library. Sign up at experiencebu.brocku.ca/event/9
or email dsl@brocku.ca

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Just got a scare when I found this Halloween bug on the arm of my coat. What is it?

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If you:
* Live in Seattle
* Have tech skills
* Want to make a decent living using those tech skills FOR GOOD rather than for evil

Then apply to this job at UW! Silby is a sweetheart and the research done in this lab relates to HIV and other good important research

mullinslab.microbiol.washingto

Sorry about "Yet Another Vulnerability Patch" hiccup. We are now running 2.5.2 github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Sorry about that hiccup. Needed to update our instance to 2.5.1 which fixes a vulnerability problem. github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

sorry for that hiccup but we are now running Mastodon 2.5.0

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I was trying to access a particular website in the wayback machine, but it looks like it's completely broken because it's React-based and some of the key JavaScript wasn't archived. As a result, the site doesn't load at all - it's an entirely blank page.

Starting to worry about how many pages are going to end up like this. JS-free fallbacks aren't just about people who turn JS off in their browsers!

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Ha, it's funny when white people assume Black folks can't speak another language.

Yeah, I see you.

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The latest update was done during non-maintenance hours 0700 - 0800 (Eastern) because of the critical vulnerabilities.

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my inaugural post may as well be a job: Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian careers.ualberta.ca/Competitio

We had a temporary service interruption to upgrade this instance to 2.4.4.

keybase.io/kayiwa
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