As usual, XKCD nails it, our society is built under the basic premise that people aren’t sociopaths. This is the root of Facebook and Twitter’s issues, which is that they have built platforms that are being exploited by sociopaths, but they seem unwilling to act, always concerned about free speech. It is a particularly Silicon Valley conceit to not understand the difference.
While Zuckerberg is busy enabling holocaust deniers:
I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong.
@jack is hoping algorithms will make all of his problems go away.
”The downside is that everyone is treated as equally expert on various topics.”— jack (@jack) July 21, 2018
One of the biggest areas I believe we can help. Helping to determine credible voices per topic in real-time is extremely challenging, but believe it’s possible. Mix of algos and network.
Update Oh look, actual historians making the case for blocking holocaust deniers: How One of the Internet’s Biggest History Forums Deals With Holocaust Deniers.