Apple CEO Tim Cook urges college grads to 'push back' against algorithms that promote the 'things you already know, believe, or like' by happysmash27 in Internet

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Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/comments/bqfvuz

There are some interesting comments on Reddit ending up like this.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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You're a liberal, I wouldn't necessary call you a leftist per se. It's semantics, I know, but a liberal is someone who, in my eyes, is not a true believer but just believes what they do because it's what society does. If you were born 700 years ago monarchy would have been normal and democracy would have been horrific (which should be the case today, IMO).

Ayy, no! I don't like what society does at all! I'm not even close to that!

At one point, I independently came up with the idea of giving things away for free, like in the free software movement, but in real life. Apparently, this coincided with "Anarcho-Communism". Before this, I thought that "communist" meant "evil dictatorship", as I was going with society, but now, I don't.

I don't even go with the herd on "communist" subs, because both /r/Communism and /r/Anarchism have rejected me to say the least…

I'm aware of what the formal definitions are, but I've viewed communism as having evolved, especially considering cultural marxism.

Definitions of these annoy me a lot. I should be called communist, but the fact is that my ideas come from free culture and freedom of speech rather than the ideology: Copyright makes illegal numbers, and that is silly and violates freedom of speech; Copyright is how many artists make money and making money is how most artists get food; the farmers demand money because they must pay bills, one notable one being property tax to the government, which is the only thing one really needs to pay, at a base level, to get food and resources; therefore, property tax is the reason for copyright, as well as enslaving people to the government and the existing "capitalist" economy, violating an individual's right to self-determination. Basically, people demand money, but why do we even need money? Why not just give for free, not worrying about all this accounting? One very big obstacle is, again, property tax. There may be more obstacles, but to fully explain this and clarify what I am saying (at the moment I am dissatisfied with the amount of articulation in my explanation of my ideology), it would take a very long time and many, many re-writes. One thing I didn't address in this paragraph, for example, is potential resource scarcity.

I don't consider leftists to be people because they don't believe in agency and seem to have none, the NPC meme I felt was very spot-on.

Ah, but I, as a leftist, do believe in free agency, very very strongly. Perhaps that is why so many leftists like banning me despite being leftist myself; I was banned from /r/Communism for posting about Anarkikomunismolando, and banned from /r/Anarchism for believing in free speech for everyone including fascists and for my opinions regarding child pornography which are very complicated (too complicated to explain right now at least), but over-simplified by them into "raping children is fine", which I do not believe. I think this distortion was a part of some kind of Delphi Technique they were doing, possibly to make me look worse for my other opinion.

In short: my ideology is quite a lot different from what society does, and is, unfortunately, very hard to explain due to how different it is.

Politicians by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Do people like Martin Luther King count as politicians? Because they have made the world a better place.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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The problem with Voat - and a growing problem on this site as well - lies in the way they treat dissenting opinions. Arguments which are well-made but disagree with one's opinions are punished, while cheap jabs at the "wrong opinions" are rewarded by the hugbox.

I think that is less of a problem on this site than others, and this is why I like it here…

Observe the comment by anorganicbear or EndlessSunflowers, for instance.

…but yes, those comments are definitely low-quality exceptions. Has anyone mentioned this to /u/anorganicbear and /u/EndlessSunflowers yet? We really should strive to do better than this.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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I believe in a libertarian revolution, and don't see how that can beg for government tyranny. Also, can't a revolution be non-violent?

How do you breathe through that little thing?! by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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Elephants have penises too though…

Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches by Mnemonic in TechSec

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Windows Server 2003, not Windows 98, which has a significantly different core OS.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Is the validation for this client-side instead of server-side? Because that's not very good.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Does Magnora have any proof of the banned subreddits here doing that, too?

You are right, that /u/Magnora7 really should have proof; I agree with this point.

Are you a moron? Honest question.

People usually don't get themselves tested for this, so I doubt /u/Zombi can actually answer.

You're a limp-wristed faggot leftist. I bet you're not even 18 year thinking you know it all, too. If you're over 18 then I'd be ashamed for your sake.

This is completely unfounded as well as extremely low on the pyramid. Are you trying to get banned, maybe as ammo against SaidIt?

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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/u/Troll, please respect the pyramid of debate. This debate should be finished, and not ruined due to a lack of self-control resulting in your ban :( . I can even help review your comments if you like.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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About /r/Anarchism, I believe /s/Anarchism is actually a private sub on this site, so I wouldn't say it's supported too much as a group (rather than an ideology, which itself often does not advocate for violence. The group though, can be pretty bad. )

On to some other points:

I'm just at the understanding that the left isn't someone you debate with, like how you don't debate someone trying to kill you. You don't debate ISIS on why what they're doing is wrong, because they don't care.

Why? I, as a very open-minded, independant-thinking leftist, am very welcoming of debate. Maybe some leftists might be crazy, but usually, any group comprises much more than crazy strawmen, even if some crazy strawmen exist.

You certainly didn't want to talk about it (and made some other statement very much against the Holy Pyramid of Debate).

I agree, that this probably was not a very good action in terms of the pyramid.

Anyways, Communists are not people.

Some definitions:

communist: n1. An advocate of a society based on the common ownership of property; a proponent of communism.

advocate: n3. A person who speaks in support of something. 

By definition, communists are people, no matter how harmful certain communists may be.

This type of thinking is really against the spirit of SaidIt in my opinion, which tends to promote understanding between people with different viewpoints. Please remember to be open-minded (this goes for everyone reading this)!

Coontown had excellent policies against calls to violence, and this was admitted by two CEOs of reddit. Furthermore, it was not against the existence of all blacks. We even had a few blacks who agreed with us, and many of us were Thomas Sowell fans.

This is a potentially good point, and should be discussed further with more evidence.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Please stop name-calling and using such divisive language – it brings your post down on the pyramid. I think you can still make the same point with less divisive language:

You seem to be acting like Reddit admins often do, confusing the act of saying something you disagree with as going against the policy, which in this case is the pyramid of debate. You weren't even able to follow these rules yourself when I attempted to discuss this a week or two ago, and I feel that this greatly harms both your integrity and the integrity of SaidIt as a whole.

Hopefully that makes the same point, while being a bit higher on the pyramid?

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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It also goes against one of the main goals of SaidIt: to reduce division.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Wow; there is a lot of drama going on right now.

I'm not sure if I should up-insightful this; it certainly provides a needed discussion, but I'm not sure if the actual accusations are very good at all.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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SaidIt is a conspiracy to sort everything into funny or insightful. Wake up sheeple!

(/s, but not mocking any particular viewpoint; I have just been wanting to share this fake conspiracy I thought of for a while now. )

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Not OP, but I would say it mostly falls in to the higher tiers.

Raising the standard of saidit by dark_devil_dd in SaidIt

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People some times post a single picture or a very short/edited video of a supposed event. That is often misleading, selective and one sided, more like designed to push a distorted narrative than inform people.

https://toinformistoinfluence.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/198398_424402037583038_642096662_n.jpg

Saidit Pyramid by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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My, it seems I am barely on the "safety" part! Property taxes are terrible…

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: Time to break up company by PikonParadox in news

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Do people not realise other sites exist? A government break-up could certainly make switching platforms easier, by enforcing compatibility with other platforms, but people should really move away on their own…

'Accountability of tech companies can only be achieved through the painstaking introduction of new rules for the internet. That is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg has called for. Indeed, he is meeting Government leaders this week to further that work'

NO! That kicks out competition and gives even more power to powerful entities! I do not trust the government to do this any more than I trust Facebook (not at all)!