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Old 09-10-2020, 08:13 AM   #23471 (permalink)
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Right up before that first explosion demonstrators were burning down corrupt banks.

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For real? I never heard that - you got a source?
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:17 AM   #23472 (permalink)
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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...060510405.html

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Beirut, Lebanon - At least a dozen Lebanese banks across the country were torched and vandalised during the second consecutive night of angry protests fuelled by frustration over the national currency's unfettered depreciation.
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Old 09-11-2020, 07:03 AM   #23473 (permalink)
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Thick swarms of mosquitoes are killing livestock in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura

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Clouds of mosquitoes have been so thick in southwest Louisiana since Hurricane Laura that they're killing animals, including horses and cattle. The vast number of bites leave horses and cattle anemic and bleeding under their skins.

The animals also become exhausted from constantly moving in an attempt to avoid the biting insects, a large-animal veterinarian based in Ville Platte told The Associated Press this week.

"They're vicious little suckers," said Dr. Craig Fontenot.
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That is a ****ing global warming horror story. Holy ****.
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Old 09-11-2020, 12:24 PM   #23475 (permalink)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm5skkRq2Aw




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A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose social media’s corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues. (Sept. 8)
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I watched that this morning. That’s a common podcast topic but it was still really interesting. The like and follow buttons are powerful forces.
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Old 09-11-2020, 02:11 PM   #23477 (permalink)
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I watched that this morning. That’s a common podcast topic but it was still really interesting. The like and follow buttons are powerful forces.
I agree! I haven't watched the whole film but I don't need to be told something I already know and understand. Tiktok is the worst I think because of how 'right in your face' it can be flipping through videos. Other platforms you gotta either click on something or go out of your way to see something..
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I agree! I haven't watched the whole film but I don't need to be told something I already know and understand. Tiktok is the worst I think because of how 'right in your face' it can be flipping through videos. Other platforms you gotta either click on something or go out of your way to see something..
It's all about the algorithm they use. I don't think code can be inherently evil, but if I did, TikTok's algorithm would be especially evil.

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It's all about the algorithm they use. I don't think code can be inherently evil, but if I did, TikTok's algorithm would be especially evil.

Inside TikTok's killer algorithm
No point arguing about what’s “evil” but just for a frame of reference would you define cocaine as evil?
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:46 PM   #23480 (permalink)
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No point arguing about what’s “evil” but just for a frame of reference would you define cocaine as evil?
No, I would not. Cocaine in isolation is neither good nor evil, which is probably why you're seeking some kind of exposition on my claim.

I should clarify, it's not the code or algorithm alone that is evil, it is the act of it being leveraged to manipulate other humans to their detriment, for private profits and benefits of others that would fit my definition of evil.
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