The Global War on Books
Governments are spending a remarkable amount of resources attacking books — because their supposed limitations are beginning to look like ageless strengths
us politics, harrowing, bad, facebook, social media, it's no longer just "the algorithm"
2 days ago: audio is leaked saying that zuckerberg is extremely mad over the democratic candidates trying to push for breaking up facebook
6 hours ago: facebook quietly changes policy about false and misleading info, saying political ads are no longer fact-checked. at about the same time Trump begins to put up false and misleading ads
it's no longer "the algorithm", social media is being intentionally manipulated to push for political situations where the rich stay in power
The Kickstarter project for Dragon Bike anthology is now live!
Pledge your monies to get your own copy with my story (and many more). Please pledge the ”Tip your Author” level or more to make me extra happy. 😊
And as you've probably heard already, the unionizing #Kickstarter workers have said that it's not necessary to boycott, but you could show your support to them in other ways. So go ahead and fund the project!
Albania, Algeria, Catalunya, Egypt, France, Gaza, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Sudan, Togo, UK, US, Venezuela and West Papua are all in a state of popular unrest of varying degrees of intensity. This not accounting for the protest movements I'm unaware of.
Something's definitely going on right now...
Firefox (Version 69+) und Safari blocken Third-Party-Cookies und sorgen damit offenbar um einen Umsatzrückgang von 15% bei der Werbebranche. Reaktion darauf: "Einige Vertreter der Werbebranche sprechen den Browser-Herstellern die Legitimität ab, in ihr Geschäft eingreifen. Stefan Mölling von der Axel Springer-Tochter Media Impact etwa erklärte: „Die Mozillas dieser Welt bevormunden sowohl die Nutzer als auch die Gesetzgeber.“"
Hört! Hört! *EpicFacepalm*
Action is a habit. Protests and strikes are a skill to practice and a muscle to exercise. When people are in the habit of taking to the streets, it's easier to build movements with real momentum and resilience.
Protests don't necessarily accomplish anything in their own right, just like going to the gym isn't the same thing as running a marathon. But people don't just spontaneously run marathons either, particularly if they're not in the habit of exercising.
Uuden velopunk-romaanini Myöhempien aikojen liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia tekijänkappaleiden unboksausvideo, feat. Säde-kissa ja tarkoituksellisen pahanmakuinen pizza.
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