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Cruelty Online, Influencers & Time Delayed Consequences

When you search on Bing or Google and you ask a question, you get an answer. These answers are partly based on something called SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. Which means the factors that cause a site to rank higher are considered in which content to use for an answer to your question. Some of these SEO factors include ratings and links from other websites and the SEO ranking of the sites that link to yours. None of that helps to qualify the accuracy of the actual answer, but it is part of how the search engine decides to answer your question. You can ask the same question in different ways and depending on the content available on the internet you may get conflicting answers, simply because you asked a different way. The algorithms that generate your social media feed are not far from SEO algorithms that but for a few different variables for more of a social context. While this seems logical and innocent, what is happening with influencers on social media is actually really reall

What is Misinformation?

Misinformation in our current political climate is essentially propaganda distributed by adversarial nations and organizations for the purpose of effecting political outcomes. As a citizen I get to do this through free speech and voting. The Irony The situation is that we want these nations to practice democracy and related principles but because they do not, they do not have the ear of our politicians, so they attempt to utilize our democracy through propaganda which can only be translated into action by the same freedoms of democracy they are not practicing themselves.  Utilizing democracy as a tool indirectly to prevent the implementation of it directly. 😂 Nothing New Misinformation is nothing new. We have faced false advertising for a long time and through a variety of technologies, from your home phone, snail mail, email, websites, and television. Take a look at this article from the Justice Department for 2021 . Though we are making a big deal out of it now, it is not new territ

Do You Believe?

Do you believe in the First Amendment of the US Constitution? I notice a lot of people like to use the First Amendment as justification for their own words but give it very little weight when someone else is speaking, expressing, or conveying a differing point of view. Children commit genocide upon pixels on the flatscreen and we celebrate drug addiction and murdering entire families through music, and it is activity that is protected by the First Amendment. We'll be damned if that same freedom gets extended to someone we disagree with. I think most people take for granted why the First Amendment is the first amendment. It would be my guess that it is the case that no other freedoms can even be discussed without this very basic freedom and responsibility as the very foundation of the discussion.  Freedom For You & From You Freedom is a responsibility if it is to be realized in equal measure. See, freedom for you means restrictions on others so that your freedom is respected, w