QAnon sliter sönder familjer

QAnon sliter sönder familjer

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QAnon är inte bara en fullständigt förvirrad konspirationsteori – det är också en konspirationsteori som sliter sönder familjer. Effekterna och konsekvenserna är snarlika de som drabbar familjer när en familjemedlem radikaliseras och dras in i andra extremistiska strömningar.

“We literally watched as she became radicalized.”

“The level of heartbreak I felt was unfathomable.”

“It feels like we are losing her to an addiction.”

This is how friends and family of QAnon supporters describe what they’re going through. Most don’t understand how their loved ones could fall for something so unbelievable.

BuzzFeed News

Lästipset: Facebook visste att deras platform användes av främmande makt för desinformation men gjorde ingenting

Lästipset: Facebook visste att deras platform användes av främmande makt för desinformation men gjorde ingenting

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BuzzFeed News har kommit över ett långt internt PM, från Facebook, där en av deras egna forskare varnar för att främmande makt använder Facebooks plattform för att sprida falsk information för att påverka användare. I rapporten finns konkreta exempel på hur främmande makt, andra stater, använt Facebook för politisk manipulation.

Forskaren, Sophie Zhang, säger att hon hittade flera flagranta exempel på manipulation och olika former av försök att påverka användare – väljare.

Facebook ignored or was slow to act on evidence that fake accounts on its platform have been undermining elections and political affairs around the world, according to an explosive memo sent by a recently fired Facebook employee and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The 6,600-word memo, written by former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang, is filled with concrete examples of heads of government and political parties in Azerbaijan and Honduras using fake accounts or misrepresenting themselves to sway public opinion. In countries including India, Ukraine, Spain, Bolivia, and Ecuador she found evidence of coordinated campaigns of varying sizes to boost or hinder political candidates or outcomes, though she did not always conclude who was behind them.

BuzzFeed News

Av rapporten framgår också att Facebook antingen agerat mycket långsamt eller inte reagerat och gjort något alls.

Lästipset: Det värsta med Mulan är inte filmen det är eftertexterna

Lästipset: Det värsta med Mulan är inte filmen det är eftertexterna

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Nyligen lanserade Disney storfilmen Mulan och släppte den som köp/hyrfilm. En film som spelats in i Kina till stora delar och där Disney också valt att tacka bland annat fyra propagandamyndigheter i eftertexterna.

Disneys tack till den kinesiska diktaturen kommer i skenet av gripanden, interneringar av närmare en miljon Uighurer, skriver Washington Post.

The most devastating part of “Mulan,” Disney’s much-anticipated live-action remake of the 1998 animated film, isn’t the story. It’s the credits. The film retells the ancient Chinese tale of Hua Mulan, a filial daughter who dresses as a man to join the army, honor her father and save the emperor. While the film engenders pride for China, it does so with a subtle touch: Besides a few mentions of defending the Silk Road, a favorite trading route of Chinese Communist Party leaderXi Jinping, little links it to the modern-day country. The New York Times called it “lightly funny and a little sad, filled with ravishing landscapes.”

Washington Post

Lästipset: Facebook skadar människor i stor skala

Lästipset: Facebook skadar människor i stor skala

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BuzzFeed News har kommit över interna dokument, interna meddelanden som visar att missnöjet med hur den sociala mediejätten hanterar hat, våld, extremism och rasism får hård kritik inifrån Facebook.

Några före detta Facebook-anställda har trätt fram, berättat och i några fall så är skälet till att de numera är före diets anställda är att de anser att Facebook skadar enskilda i stor skala.

On July 1, Max Wang, a Boston-based software engineer who was leaving Facebook after more than seven years, shared a video on the company’s internal discussion board that was meant to serve as a warning.

“I think Facebook is hurting people at scale,” he wrote in a note accompanying the video. “If you think so too, maybe give this a watch.”

Most employees on their way out of the “Mark Zuckerberg production” typically post photos of their company badges along with farewell notes thanking their colleagues. Wang opted for a clip of himself speaking directly to the camera. What followed was a 24-minute clear-eyed hammering of Facebook’s leadership and decision-making over the previous year.

BuzzFeed News

Lästipset: Utvecklare pratar om Apple Arcade

Lästipset: Utvecklare pratar om Apple Arcade

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How Apple Arcade snagged the follow-ups to No Man’s Sky and Oxenfree

Nearly a year after going live, Apple Arcade has grown its library from 60 titles to over 130 stylized, family-friendly, and often contemplative indie games. This continues to be in stark contrast to most other gaming services providing access to AAA games, but for Apple, it feels like full steam ahead for Arcade with little apparent change in course.

The latest trio of new games showcase Apple Arcade’s persisting strengths, and their development process gives insight into why we haven’t seen the directional shift toward adding more higher-engagement titles to Arcade’s library, as was reported back in July.

The latest trio of new games showcase Apple Arcade’s persisting strengths, and their development process gives insight into why we haven’t seen the directional shift toward adding more higher-engagement titles to Arcade’s library, as was reported back in July.

The three new games released over the last few weeks come from well-known developers and publishers. The first to arrive on the service is even based on a very popular IP – Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows, an idle narrative game from Devolver Digital. The other two come from studios with similar pedigrees: Next Stop Nowhere was made by Night School Studio (Oxenfree), while The Last Campfire comes from Hello Games (No Man’s Sky).

TechRadar

Lästipset: Surfplattor med Android kan inte matcha iPad

Lästipset: Surfplattor med Android kan inte matcha iPad

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Don’t bother with Android tablets

Commentary: I love Android phones, but Android tablets stink as an investment.

When I’m looking to buy a tablet or laptop, I’m looking to buy a device that should outlast my phone. I want those devices to have a lifecycle of probably around five years or so. Good luck finding an Android tablet that gets five years of OS updates. That does not mean the tablet just stops working when the updates stop. It means you’re no longer getting the latest features unless you shell out for new hardware or start messing around with other ROMs. It also means you’re not getting security updates, so at some point it becomes a risk

Det här är en aspekt som ofta glöms bort – hur länge kan du som kund räkna med att få uppdateringar?
Hur länge är din investering en vettig investering?

Android-tillverkarna uppdaterar i snitt surfplattor och telefoner i 18-24 månader.

Apple uppdaterar iOS/iPadOS i 4-5 år.

CNet