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Section 230, as it’s commonly known, provides “interactive computer services”—that is, anything from web hosts to websites to social media companies—with broad immunity from civil cases over the content users publish on their platforms. (Companies can still be held liable under federal criminal law and for intellectual property violations.)

https://www.wired.com/story/fight-over-section-230-internet-as-we-know-it/

“THERE’S THIS FASHION for media companies to call themselves technology companies,” says Jake Silverstein, editor of The New York Times Magazine. “Our job isn’t to make technology. Our job is to figure out how to use technologies.” Or, as Sam Dolnick puts it: “We’re not going to create augmented reality. We’re going to figure out how to use that in a journalistic way.”

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/new-york-times-digital-journalism/


Calm Tech is the practice of building the minimum amount of technology to solve a problem, with as little ambient distraction as possible—that means no endless phone notifications or pop-ups. While it’s catching on in leadership circles, we’ve still yet to see its practices take hold in consumer design.

https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/theres-too-much-damn-content-and-slick-ux-design-is-making-it-worse/

via https://www.reading.am/readingsophist

Due to the range of different meanings employed, the sentiment of anti-globalism pulled together individuals (and ideologies) from both the right and the left of the US political spectrum. Disturbingly, much of the anti-globalist content in these alternative media domains was also anti-Semitic – echoing long-lived conspiracy theories about powerful Jewish people controlling world events.

https://granta.com/radicalisation-in-the-digital-age/