• Marioupol – Reddition des soldats ukrainiens retranchés dans Azovstal - Donbass Insider

    En tout cas, ce qui est certain, c’est que contrairement à ce qu’a essayé de faire croire Zelensky (de manière totalement délirante), il ne s’agit pas d’une évacuation, mais bien d’une reddition des soldats ukrainiens qui se trouvent dans l’usine Azovstal. Ces soldats ne sont pas envoyés en Ukraine, mais bien en RPD et en Russie. Toutes les stratégies de communication que Kiev peut utiliser pour essayer de transformer cette gabegie en pseudo-victoire ne changeront rien à ce fait, à cette réalité !

    https://www.donbass-insider.com/fr/2022/05/18/marioupol-reddition-des-soldats-ukrainiens-retranches-dans-azovstal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJHDeU4Tm3U


    #Ukraine

  • « Le screen final de la #pixelwar en 6k pour ceux qui veulent l’encadrer ! »

    https://twitter.com/Ludoc/status/1511133785982709761?cxt=HHwWgsC5mYGL0PgpAAAA

    https://www.lesechos.fr/tech-medias/medias/la-france-remporte-la-pixel-war-et-fait-exploser-les-audiences-de-twitch-13

    Pendant quatre jours, des millions d’internautes du monde entier se sont mobilisés sur des plateformes communautaires pour une création artistique collective qui s’est transformée en guerre de territoire numérique.

    Un immense drapeau tricolore, une carte Vitale ou Thomas Pesquet : pendant 4 jours la communauté des internautes français s’est réunie pour faire briller la France sur les écrans de l’Internet mondial. Au départ, il y a une toile blanche de 4 millions de pixels ouverte le 1er avril par la plateforme communautaire Reddit .

    Le but est de réaliser une oeuvre d’art numérique sous la forme d’une immense fresque collective. N’importe quel utilisateur pouvait participer en plaçant un pixel de couleur toutes les cinq minutes sur la toile. L’idée est de pousser les différentes communautés et utilisateurs de Reddit à échanger dans un élan de collaboration artistique. Pour arriver à créer une oeuvre originale, les internautes doivent en effet se coordonner à plusieurs, voire milliers, pour s’approprier un morceau de la fresque et y laisser son empreinte.

    Mais très vite, l’espace à colorier s’est fait rare et l’expérience collaborative s’est transformée en guerre de territoire. Une « Pixel War », menée par plusieurs personnalités influentes du web de différentes nationalités qui ont fédéré leurs communautés pour laisser leur marque sur la toile. L’évolution en temps réel de la fresque permettait en effet de constater la détermination de chacune des communautés à ne pas perdre un pixel de terrain.
    Guerre d’influence

    La mobilisation de dizaines de milliers d’internautes français a ainsi alors donné lieu à la réalisation d’un immense drapeau tricolore. Des personnages d’Astérix ou « Le Petit Prince », la Tour Eiffel, Zinédine Zidane, l’Arc de Triomphe, une carte Vitale, Thomas Pesquet ou un croissant au beurre se sont ainsi insérés dans la fresque représentant la France. Des pixels de couleur ainsi transformés en symboles nationaux défendus à grands coups de clics.

    Emmenés par le « streamer » Kameto, fort de ses 1,2 million de followers sur Twitch , puis relayé par d’autres influenceurs comme Squeezie (16 millions d’abonnés sur YouTube), ou Zerator, les internautes ont ainsi défendu les couleurs de la France jusqu’à la fin de l’évènement ce lundi. Les Français ont notamment fait face à l’alliance de plusieurs grands influenceurs espagnols et nord-américains qui ont tenté d’envahir les territoires tricolores.

    5 choses que vous ne savez pas sur Twitch

    Une guerre numérique et d’influence, dans une ambiance bon enfant, donnant lieu à des négociations entre Etat-major de chaque nation sur la plateforme de discussion Discord pour défendre son territoire. Des drapeaux représentant plusieurs pays comme l’Espagne, la Turquie ou le Canada ont ainsi vu leurs pixels disparaître sous les raids d’internautes ennemis.
    Audiences historiques sur Twitch

    Dopé par la ferveur des différentes communautés et des messages de soutien de sportifs, d’artistes ou même du candidat d’extrême droite à l’élection présidentielle Eric Zemmour, l’événement a suscité la curiosité et l’engouement de très nombreux internautes qui commentaient l’évolution de la fresque sur les réseaux sociaux.

    Appelé à se mobiliser sur Twitter et se réunir sur la plateforme de discussion Discord afin de se coordonner pour agir ensemble sur Reddit, le nouvel écosystème de réseaux communautaires a été au coeur de cette fête d’internet. Et c’est sur la plateforme de streaming Twitch que geeks ou simples curieux se sont rassemblés pour observer leurs avancées.

    DECRYPTAGE Ce qu’on vient chercher dans le « Twitch Game »

    La course contre la montre pour conserver les territoires français a ainsi cumulé plus de 10 millions de vues sur la chaîne Twitch de Kameto, le « général » des internautes français, qui diffusait en direct l’évolution de la fresque collective. Un pic de 420.000 spectateurs en direct a été atteint dans la nuit de lundi à mardi pour suivre en temps réel les dernières minutes de la fresque sur sa chaîne. La veille, ils étaient déjà près de 6 millions de « viewers » cumulés, le nom donné aux spectateurs, selon la plateforme américaine de streaming vidéos détenue par Amazon .

    Un engouement qui témoigne une nouvelle fois de la forte capacité de mobilisation de la scène internet en France. Lors du dernier Zevent, un marathon caritatif organisé par la communauté des « streamers » français (des diffuseurs de contenus en direct sur Twitch), plus de 10 millions d’euros avaient été récoltés en faveur d’Action contre la Faim, un record mondial pour un événement en streaming.

    Samir Touzani

  • La mission pour sauver Sci-Hub est lancée – Korben
    https://korben.info/mission-sauvetage-sci-hub.html

    Le site Sci-Hub lui-même est gelé depuis décembre 2020 puisqu’aucune nouvelle publication scientifique n’y a été postée. Ça sent donc le sapin pour #Sci-Hub.

    Heureusement, la communauté #Reddit est là et est en train de s’organiser pour sauver le soldat Sci-Hub. Comment ? Et bien en collectant les archives du site et en les rendant disponibles pour toujours sur le web notamment grâce au peer to peer.

    Il existe 850 fichiers torrents de SciHub contenant chacun 100 000 articles scientifiques, soit un total de 85 millions d’articles scientifiques à sauvegarder. Cela représente 77TB de données. Pour arriver à leur objectif, les internautes ont prévu d’agir en 3 étapes :

    Étape 1 : Trouver 85 « datahoarders » pour stocker et disperser chacun 1 To d’articles, soit 10 torrents au total. Ils proposent ensuite aux internautes de télécharger 10 torrents aléatoires de cette collection puis de les charger dans un client Bittorrent et de les laisser en diffusion aussi longtemps que possible.
    Étape 2 : Les volontaires doivent ensuite contacter 10 amis pour leur demander de récupérer un seul torrent aléatoire (100 Go). Cela représente 8 500 seeders.
    Étape finale : Une fois la donnée sauvegardée, les initiateurs du projet souhaitent le développement d’un Sci-Hub open source afin de décentraliser le service et rendre celui-ci intouchable. Il existe des projets de ce type ici sur GitHub.

    Un beau projet qui s’il se déroule comme prévu permettra de sauvegarder toute cette science retenue dans les griffes des entreprises qui retiennent en otage cette connaissance pour se faire toujours plus d’argent.

  • Mozilla, Reddit, Wikimedia et d’autres demandent à la FCC de réinstaller la neutralité du Net
    https://www.nextinpact.com/lebrief/46503/mozilla-reddit-wikimedia-et-dautres-demandent-a-fcc-reinstaller-neutrali

    Mise à mort fin 2017, la neutralité du Net a été officiellement enterrée mi-2018 au grand dam de nombreux acteurs. Le président de l’époque de la FCC – Ajit Pai – était un fervent défenseur de cette liquidation. Ce dernier a démissionné de ses fonctions dès l’arrivée de Joe Biden à la Maison-Blanche. C’est désormais Jessica Rosenworcel qui assure la présidence de la Commission fédérale des communications. Contrairement à son prédécesseur, elle est une fervente défenseure de la neutralité du Net et d’un accès à (...)

    #Wikimedia #FCC #Mozilla #Reddit #Wikipedia #neutralité

    ##neutralité

  • Platforms like YouTube have tried to combat harassment against women. It’s not working
    https://www.codastory.com/authoritarian-tech/misogyny-harassment-youtube-twitch

    Accusations of misogynistic comments and threats of rape are common on popular streaming and social media platforms like Youtube and Twitch where moderation policies don’t go far enough Last June the gaming industry had a moment of reckoning. Starting as a trickle, female and non-binary online gamers and streamers began posting stories of online and offline harassment by men, a problem they said was rife across the industry. Accusations of misogynistic comments, threats of rape, revenge (...)

    #Reddit #Twitter #YouTube #jeu #modération #sexisme #violence #harcèlement #surveillance #viol (...)

    ##travail

  • The GameStop Mess Shows That the Internet Is Rigged Too - The Atlantic
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/02/gamestop-mess-shows-internet-rigged-too/618040

    par Zeynep Tufekci

    As of January 10, nine brokerages had set the one-year target stock price for GameStop at about $10.

    But that’s not where it would stay—at least for a while. It climbed in price because a subreddit, r/WallStreetBets, engineered a short squeeze.

    That kicked off a wild ride, revealing many things not just about how digital technologies are transforming our world, but also about how they are not. It was yet another stark demonstration that technology is not simply a tool—neutral on all possible outcomes, good or bad—but something more dynamic, messy and complicated. It’s a complex system where the workings of both the technology and our society, and crucially, how they interact with each other matter greatly.

    This is how the squeeze worked: A few large hedge funds had “shorted” GameStop. That means that they had borrowed the stock, with the intention of returning it when the share price moved lower, as they expected it would, leaving them with a profit. Obviously, this works only if the future price of the stock is indeed lower. If the share price rises, the hedge funds would have to buy the stock at the new, higher price, leading to losses. Investors on r/WallStreetBets had noticed that this particular short position was especially vulnerable because a large portion of its existing shares was tied up in the short betting. They explained to others in the forum that if the price went up and up, the hedge funds would eventually be forced to cover those short positions by purchasing the stock back at a much higher price—from them.

    They started buying. The stock started rising.

    The attempted squeeze and the ensuing rise in GameStop’s stock price was a media sensation.

    Self-organized groups have been using the web to act on the physical world for a while. The tech companies that enable this behavior are themselves old. Facebook turned 17 on February 4. Google is already 22, Reddit is 15, and Apple’s iPhone—which ushered in the era of smartphones—is 13. We’ve had many years to think smarter about what digital connectivity means. And yet, we still face this idea that the internet is a game, that the virtual world is something distinct from the real one. This condescension is even embedded in the phrase IRL—“in real life,” meaning not online.

    But the internet isn’t a game. It’s real. And it’s not just a neutral mirror that passively reflects society. One hears that notion from tech elites who’d like to deflect blame from their own creations, which have both empowered and enriched them. “It’s just a tool,” they say. This same mentality is what made Mark Zuckerberg say that it was a “pretty crazy idea” that Facebook had anything to do with Donald Trump’s election—a statement he had to walk back, in part, because it contradicted everything that Facebook usually claims: that its software matters; that it influences people; that it changes, rather than merely reflects, the world.

    Robinhood is particularly important to this saga because it was the platform of choice for r/WallStreetBets. It drove the retail (meaning small investors rather than big institutions) trade boom because individuals could buy and sell as much as they wanted without a fee. But as with social media, Robinhood’s users were about to find out that the intermediary platform’s business model mattered greatly.

    Unlike traditional brokerages, which charge a fee for buying and selling, Robinhood offers these seemingly free trades because it makes its money in large part by selling the trades to big buyers, many of them other hedge funds. It’s those players that will make the real money—and in turn pay Robinhood for the privilege.

    The restrictions came because, under its business model, Robinhood could not put up the kind of capital required for all of these trades in the clearinghouses where they are eventually settled, the company wrote in a blog post. So it wasn’t that Robinhood had an interest in kneecapping the short squeeze. Rather, it was never a suitable platform for engineering a squeeze of this scale—based on “free” trades by retail investors precisely because those investors were never its true customers.

    These dynamics play out across many digital platforms. Similar to how Robinhood makes money not from individual traders, who are its users, but from its hedge-fund customers, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and the rest make money by selling our attention to advertisers or anyone looking to influence people. This business model also fuels surveillance because paid influence operations work better if they have more data to improve their targeting; data allow them to better find ways to “engage” us. And if there is one thing we know about a social species like humans, it is that in-group versus out-group dynamics (us versus them) are very engaging. Similarly, novelty and misinformation are often attractive, and the truth boring and unengaging. Thus, even though the engineers at these companies don’t set out to amplify tribalism and polarization, the algorithms they let loose on us inevitably do, as a corollary of their optimization target.

    On February 2, GameStop closed at $90, less than 20 percent of its all-time high, which it had reached just a few days earlier. Like many internet stories, the narrative may start with the “little guy” winning—David against Goliath—but they rarely end that way. The little guy loses, not because he is irrational and too emotional, but because of his relative power in society.

    Similarly, Facebook was first celebrated for empowering dissidents during the Arab Spring, but just a few years later it was a key tool in helping Donald Trump win the presidency—and then, later, in clipping his wings, when it joined with other major social-media companies to deplatform him following the insurrection at the Capitol. The reality is that Facebook and Twitter and YouTube are not for or against the little guy: They make money with a business model that requires optimizing for engagement through surveillance. That explains a lot more than the “for or against” narrative. As historian Melvin Kranzberg’s famous aphorism goes: “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.”

    The pattern is persistent, and it’s not even concealed. The higher echelons of the corporate world play together with the government and Wall Street to enrich themselves. For example, major US airlines have spent nearly all its extra cash on stock buybacks for the past decade, thereby inflating its stock price—and thus executive pay, which is often tied to stock price—and the stock market. And when the tough times came with the pandemic? The industry got a $25 billion bailout from the government, as one does. Boeing, too, spent most of its cash on stock buybacks, and its CEO was fired with a $62 million exit package not long after the Boeing 737 Max crisis—which resulted in two crashes and 346 dead. A 2013 report found that the average “golden parachute” for the top-paid CEO who was fired was $47.7 million. On it goes.

    The social contract is broken, and that’s why the game feels rigged. Right now, especially in countries like the United States, many of the largest, most profitable companies play the legal-tax-evasion game to the point that they are sitting on hundreds of billions of dollars in cash. (Apple alone has cash reserves that hover around $200 billion. Similarly, both Microsoft and Alphabet/Google have more than $100 billion in their cash pile.) These stockpiles are humongous and the companies are not productively investing them—by building something, or by paying people—so the money all goes back into the stock market. When there is such concentrated wealth, many assets—from stocks to Picasso paintings—appreciate. Such disproportionate investment in speculative or nonproductive assets, coupled with the lack of investment in things that make society work better for more people, like education and health care, further break the social contract.

    On February 7, during the Super Bowl, Reddit used the r/WallStreetBets incident for a feel-good ad. “Powerful things happen when people rally around something they really care about. And there’s a place for that. It’s called Reddit,” the ad flashed. It went on to celebrate the underdog: “One thing we learned from our communities last week is that underdogs can accomplish just about anything when we come together around a common idea.” It was all warm and fuzzy.

    La vidéo publicitaire de reddit est à :
    https://twitter.com/reddit/status/1358572629729320960

    #Zeynep_Tufekci #Reddit #Gamestop #Finance #Modèle_économique

  • Aaron Swartz : un héros contemporain
    https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/ce-qui-nous-arrive-sur-la-toile/aaron-swartz-un-heros-contemporain

    Militant d’un Internet libre et ouvert, il est accusé en 2011 d’avoir téléchargé 4,8 millions d’articles scientifiques. Le gouvernement américain a voulu en faire un exemple… Aaron Swartz est né en 1986 à Chicago. Il s’intéresse très tôt à l’informatique, son père édite des logiciels, ça doit compter pour quelque chose. A 13 ans, Aaron Swartz gagne un prix de création informatiqe, prix qui lui donne droit à un voyage au MIT, le Massachussetts Insitute Of Technology, où il rencontre quelques figures importantes (...)

    #MIT #Reddit #copyright #surveillance #SOPA #activisme #CreativeCommons

  • The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/working-from-home-failure.html?searchResultPosition=8

    As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise. Three months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down offices, corporate America has concluded that working from home is working out. Many employees will be tethered to Zoom and Slack for the rest of their careers, their commute accomplished in seconds. Richard Laermer has some advice for all the companies rushing pell-mell into this remote future : Don’t be (...)

    #technologisme #COVID-19 #GigEconomy #santé #télétravail #travail #visioconférence #IBM #BankofAmerica #Aetna #Altaba/Yahoo ! #AT&T (...)

    ##santé ##Altaba/Yahoo_! ##AT&T ##Reddit

  • How Donald Trump Changed the Internet
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/10/trump-internet-memes-section-230-disinformation-reddit/616890

    How the president changed life online—for better and for worse Being online has changed Donald Trump. He was the internet’s candidate in 2016—he appears in Urban Dictionary’s definition of meme god—and his campaign leveraged the power of Facebook advertising to beat Hillary Clinton. Since then, he’s become even more obsessed with petty grievances and conspiracy theories that play well on Twitter, a platform used by just 22 percent of the American population. On several occasions, the president (...)

    #Reddit #manipulation #élections #harcèlement #publicité #QAnon #extrême-droite

    ##publicité

  • Why Facebook Can’t Quash QAnon
    https://onezero.medium.com/why-facebook-cant-quash-qanon-abaf6671b376

    QAnon has become impossible to ignore. The bizarre, sprawling, right-wing conspiracy theory, which holds that a pseudonymous Trump ally known as Q is involved in a secret battle against a powerful globalist “deep state” linked to pedophilia and Satan worship, has been gathering adherents for years. Supercharged by the paranoia of a pandemic, it is now stoking real-world crimes, rallies, anti-mask movements, and even Congressional candidacies. At a time when the nation’s future depends on our (...)

    #Facebook #Reddit #YouTube #algorithme #manipulation #élections #QAnon

  • Facebook algorithm found to ’actively promote’ Holocaust denial
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/16/facebook-algorithm-found-to-actively-promote-holocaust-denial

    Similar content is also readily accessible across Twitter, YouTube and Reddit, says UK-based counter-extremist group Facebook’s algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant to remove antisemitic content relating to the Nazi genocide. An investigation by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based counter-extremist organisation, found that typing “holocaust” in the Facebook search function (...)

    #Facebook #algorithme #antisémitisme #racisme #biais #discrimination #Reddit #Twitter (...)

    ##YouTube
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  • Bosses started spying on remote workers. Now they’re fighting back
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/work-from-home-surveillance-software

    Surveilling software is flourishing during the pandemic. And employees are finding creative ways of evading the company gaze In 2017, David* found something peculiar mounted under his desk in Barclays’ London headquarters. It was a small, rectangular box. Branded across it was ‘OccupEye’ and the tagline, ‘Automated workspace utilisation analysis’. He’d discovered a heat and motion sensor, silently logging how long he’d been spending at his station. But it wasn’t just David’s desk that was (...)

    #Barclays #Reddit #Slack #capteur #Optimeyes #biométrie #température #facial #reconnaissance #vidéo-surveillance #clavier #COVID-19 #écoutes #mouvement #santé #surveillance #télétravail #travail (...)

    ##santé ##PrivacyInternational

  • Des utilisateurs découvrent qu’Instagram utilise à leur insu l’appareil photo des téléphones, l’entreprise promet que c’est un « bug »
    http://www.slate.fr/story/193143/utilisateurs-decouvrent-instagram-utilise-insu-appareil-photo-bug

    La caméra restait allumée même si elle n’était pas utilisée. Les questions de vie privée sont toujours au coeur de notre utilisation des téléphones. Est-ce qu’ils nous espionnent ? Les débats font rage et les articles se multiplient à ce sujet. Récemment, plusieurs applications ont été pointées du doigt par la version bêta d’IOS14 d’Apple. Cette dernière s’est avérée très utile pour savoir quelles applications espionnaient les données des téléphones. Le site américain de tech Gizmodo rappelle ainsi que LinkedIn, (...)

    #Apple #TikTok #Facebook #Instagram #LinkedIn #Reddit #smartphone #écoutes #surveillance #consentement (...)

    ##bug

  • An Instagram bug showed a ‘camera on’ indicator for iOS 14 devices even when users weren’t taking photos
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/25/21338151/instagram-bug-camera-privacy-ios14-apple

    The company says it’s fixing the issue In the latest instance of iOS 14’s beta mode tattling on unexpected app behavior, some users reported that they were seeing the green “camera on” indicator while using Instagram when they were just scrolling through their feeds, not taking a photo or video. An Instagram spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the behavior was a bug and that it’s being fixed. The app’s Create Mode is accessible from the Instagram camera which could set off the (...)

    #Apple #ByteDance #TikTok #Facebook #Instagram #LinkedIn #Reddit #smartphone #iOS #écoutes (...)

    ##bug

  • BlueLeaks Hack Exposes Personal Data of 700,000 Cops
    https://theintercept.com/2020/07/15/blueleaks-anonymous-ddos-law-enforcement-hack

    After failing to prevent the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government realized it had an information sharing problem. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies had their own separate surveillance databases that possibly could have prevented the attacks, but they didn’t communicate any of this information with each other. So Congress directed the newly formed Department of Homeland Security to form “fusion centers” across the country, collaborations between federal (...)

    #Google #Microsoft #USDepartmentofHomelandSecurity-DHS #FBI #DEA #Reddit #Twitter #YouTube #police #BlueLeaks #données #BlackLivesMatter #CloudComputing #hacking (...)

    ##Wikileaks

  • Who Gets the Banhammer Now ?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/style/online-communities-social-media-bans-reddit-youtube-twitch-facebook.html?ca

    In a single week, some of the internet’s biggest platforms banned users and groups they had tolerated for years. What changed ? In a typical year, a good way for a company to handle an announcement it hoped to bury is to schedule it before a nice long holiday weekend. This is one way to interpret the last week of June online, when several internet giants took decisive action against mostly far-right communities and users, many of whom who had been sources of controversy for years. Reddit (...)

    #Google #Facebook #Reddit #Twitter #YouTube #modération #violence #extrême-droite #SocialNetwork (...)

    ##viol

  • Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/technology/goodbye-to-the-wild-wild-web.html

    The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable. It felt like a dam breaking, or the changing of a guard. Within a 48-hour period this week, many of the world’s internet giants took steps that would have been unthinkable for them even months earlier. Reddit, which spent most of its life as a lawless free-for-all, banned thousands of forums for hate speech, including the largest pro-Trump forum on the (...)

    #Amazon #Facebook #Reddit #Twitch #Twitter #YouTube #manipulation #censure #modération #extrême-droite (...)

    ##SocialNetwork

    • [...] there is no turning back. The people who build transformative technologies can no longer credibly claim that their creations are “just tools,” any more than Supreme Court justices can claim that their opinions are “just words.” Governments that once embraced innovation as an unalloyed good — like India, which this week banned TikTok and dozens of other Chinese-owned apps to protect its “sovereignty and integrity” — now recognize, correctly, that letting someone else build your apps is tantamount to letting them shape your society. Users, too, are ready to live in a more responsible internet. They understand that there are drawbacks to lawlessness, and that scale is no excuse for negligence.

  • Reddit shuts down r/The_Donald after years of problems with racism, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/06/29/reddit-closes-long-running-forum-supporting-president-trump-after-ye

    Moderators, participants fled the subreddit months ago over complaints that Reddit was too strict on speech Reddit shut down its popular but controversial forum devoted to supporting President Trump on Monday, following years in which the social media company tried but often failed to control the racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, glorification of violence and conspiracy theories that flourished there. The move against r/The_Donald, as the forum was known, came after its volunteer (...)

    #Reddit #modération #extrême-droite #manipulation #antisémitisme #racisme #violence #sexisme

  • Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/reddit-hate-speech.html

    SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies.

    The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes, viral videos and supportive messages about Mr. Trump. Reddit executives said the group, which has been highly influential in cultivating and stoking Mr. Trump’s online base, had consistently broken its rules by allowing people to target and harass others with hate speech.

    “Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said in a call with reporters. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”

    Reddit said it was also banning roughly 2,000 other communities from across the political spectrum, including one devoted to the leftist podcasting group “Chapo Trap House,” which has about 160,000 regular users. The vast majority of the forums that are being banned are inactive.

    “The_Donald,” which has been a digital foundation for Mr. Trump’s supporters, is by far the most active and prominent community that Reddit decided to act against. For years, many of the most viral Trump memes that broke through to Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere could be traced back to “The_Donald.” One video, “The Trump Effect,” originated on “The_Donald” in mid-2016 before bubbling up to Mr. Trump, who tweeted it to his 83 million followers.

    Social media sites are facing a reckoning over the types of content they host and their responsibilities to moderate and police that content. While Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and others originally positioned themselves as neutral sites that simply hosted people’s posts and videos, users are now pushing them to take steps against hateful, abusive and false speech on their platforms.

    Some of the sites have recently become more proactive in dealing with these issues. Twitter started adding labels last month to some of Mr. Trump’s tweets to refute their accuracy or call them out for glorifying violence. Snap also said it would stop promoting Mr. Trump’s Snapchat account after determining that his public comments off the site could incite violence.

    On Monday, the streaming website Twitch suspended Mr. Trump’s account for violating its policies against hateful conduct. Mr. Trump’s channel had rebroadcast one of his campaign rallies from 2015, in which he denigrated Mexicans and immigrants, among other streams. Twitch removed the videos from the president’s account.

    YouTube also said on Monday that it was barring six channels for violating its policies. They included those of two prominent white supremacists, David Duke and Richard Spencer, and American Renaissance, a white supremacist publication. Stefan Molyneux, a podcaster and internet commentator who had amassed a large audience on YouTube for his videos about philosophy and far-right politics, was also kicked off the site.

    Facebook , the world’s largest social network, has said it refuses to be an arbiter of content. The company said it would allow all speech from political leaders to remain on its platform, even if the posts were untruthful or problematic, because such content was newsworthy and in the public’s interest to read.

    Facebook has since come under increasing fire for its stance. Over the past few weeks, many large advertisers, including Coca-Cola, Verizon, Levi Strauss and Unilever, have said they plan to pause advertising on the social network because they were unhappy with its handling of hate speech and misinformation.

    Reddit, which was founded 15 years ago and has more than 430 million regular users, has long been one corner of the internet that was willing to host all kinds of communities. No subject — whether it was video games or makeup or power-washing driveways — was too small to discuss. People could simply sign up, browse the site anonymously and participate in any of the 130,000 active subreddits.

    Yet that freewheeling position led to many issues of toxic speech and objectionable content across the site, for which Reddit has consistently faced criticism. In the past, the company hosted forums that promoted racism against black people and openly sexualized underage children, all in the name of free speech.

    Mr. Huffman said users on “The_Donald” had frequently violated its first updated rule: “Remember the human.”

    Reddit executives said the site remained a place that they hoped could be a forum for civil political discourse in the future, as long as users played by its rules.

    “There’s a home on Reddit for conservatives, there’s a home on Reddit for liberals,” said Benjamin Lee, Reddit’s general counsel. “There’s a home on Reddit for Donald Trump.”

    #Reddit #Médias_sociaux #Politique

  • Les règles de fonctionnement de reddit
    human_reddiquette - reddit.com
    https://www.reddit.com/wiki/human_reddiquette

    Reddiquette is an informal expression of the values of many redditors, as written by redditors themselves. Please abide by it the best you can. This is a shortened version that mainly focuses on civil discourse.
    Please do
    Remember the human . When you communicate online, all you see is a computer screen. When talking to someone you might want to ask yourself “Would I say it to the person’s face?” or “Would I get jumped if I said this to a buddy?”
    Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life.
    Read the rules of a community before making a submission . These are usually found in the sidebar.
    Moderate/Vote based on quality, not opinion . Well written and interesting content can be worthwhile, even if you disagree with it.
    Consider posting constructive criticism / an explanation when you downvote something, and do so carefully and tactfully.
    Use an “Innocent until proven guilty” mentality. Unless there is obvious proof that a submission is fake, or is whoring karma, please don’t say it is. It ruins the experience for not only you, but the millions of people that browse reddit every day.
    Please do not
    Post someone’s personal information, or post links to personal information. This includes links to public Facebook pages and screenshots of Facebook pages with the names still legible. We all get outraged by the ignorant things people say and do online, but witch hunts and vigilantism hurt innocent people too often, and such posts or comments will be removed. Users posting personal info are subject to an immediate account deletion. If you see a user posting personal info, please contact the admins. Additionally, on pages such as Facebook, where personal information is often displayed, please mask the personal information and personal photographs using a blur function, erase function, or simply block it out with color. When personal information is relevant to the post (i.e. comment wars) please use color blocking for the personal information to indicate whose comment is whose.
    Do not repost deleted/removed information. Remember that comment someone just deleted because it had personal information in it or was a picture of gore? Resist the urge to repost it. It doesn’t matter what the content was. If it was deleted/removed, it should stay deleted/removed.
    Be intentionally rude at all. By choosing not to be rude, you increase the overall civility of the community and make it better for all of us.
    Conduct personal attacks on other commenters. Ad hominem and other distracting attacks do not add anything to the conversation.
    Start a flame war. Just report and “walk away”. If you really feel you have to confront them, leave a polite message with a quote or link to the rules, and no more.
    Insult others. Insults do not contribute to a rational discussion. Constructive Criticism, however, is appropriate and encouraged.
    Troll. Trolling Does not contribute to the conversation.

    #Reddit #Comportement #Médias_sociaux

  • Si vous êtes abonné-e à REDDIT, c’est le moment ou jamais de lever l’ancre en leur disant pourquoi:

    On 29th June, @reddit banned the radical feminist subreddit r/GenderCritical, Reddit’s most active feminist community, which had nearly 65,000 subscribers and more than 27,000 daily users, as part of their campaign to rebrand themselves as being against “hate."
    #RedditHatesWomen #Reddit #censure #antiféminisme #GenderCritical #lobbytransgenriste

  • Haine en ligne : le boycottage d’annonceurs oblige Facebook à fléchir
    https://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2020/06/29/haine-en-ligne-le-boycottage-d-annonceurs-oblige-facebook-a-flechir_6044532_

    Des entreprises telles les multinationales Unilever, Verizon ou Coca-Cola estiment que la plate-forme n’en fait pas assez contre les discours haineux.

    Il est rare qu’une entreprise prévienne les journalistes moins de vingt minutes avant une prise de parole publique de son PDG. Les annonces de Mark Zuckerberg, vendredi 26 juin, à 20 heures, en direct sur sa page Facebook, montrent l’urgence de la situation et la fébrilité du réseau social. Le fondateur de la firme tentait de contrer l’essor d’un boycottage parmi de grands annonceurs comme Unilever ou Verizon. Ces multinationales ont mis « en pause » leurs dépenses publicitaires sur Facebook au moins jusqu’à fin juillet, estimant que la plate-forme n’en fait pas assez contre les discours de haine, en plein mouvement Black Lives Matter de défense des droits des Noirs.

    Vendredi, M. Zuckerberg a été contraint d’annoncer une mesure qu’il refusait de prendre depuis plusieurs semaines : Facebook va ajouter un avertissement sur les messages de personnalités politiques dont le contenu pose problème, tout en les laissant en ligne, car ils ont une valeur informative. Soit exactement ce que Twitter a fait fin mai avec deux Tweet de Donald Trump jugés trompeurs ou haineux.

    Cette décision avait déclenché la fureur du président américain. Et une campagne contre la politique de M. Zuckerberg, accusé de laisser faire un chef d’Etat haineux. En effet, Facebook s’était démarqué de Twitter, au nom de la liberté d’expression et par refus de se placer en « arbitre de la vérité » des propos de la sphère politique.

    Pression
    Mais, depuis, des associations américaines de lutte contre le racisme – dont les National Association for the Advancement of Colored People et Anti-Defamation League – ont lancé une campagne visant les annonceurs et les appelant au boycottage. Ont suivi, à parti du 19 juin, des entreprises de taille moyenne, connues pour leur communication sur l’éthique : The North Face, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s… Le réseau social a tenté de rassurer, sans toutefois infléchir sa politique. Mais la pression a monté de plusieurs crans, quand l’opérateur de télécoms Verizon a sauté le pas, jeudi 25 juin, avant d’être rejoint par les multinationales Unilever, Levi’s ou Honda, faisant plonger l’action Facebook en Bourse.

    Les concessions de M. Zuckerberg arrêteront-elles la fronde des annonceurs ? Les boycottages de marques sont souvent passagers, comme celui décrété contre la plate-forme de vidéo YouTube, en 2017, pour sa politique de modération jugée trop laxiste. Mais Coca-Cola et Starbucks ont annoncé leur retrait de Facebook après la prise de parole de M. Zuckerberg. Et le contexte politique de l’élection présidentielle américaine de novembre, très instable, va susciter une attention très forte sur les réseaux sociaux.

  • #Lluís_Rabell : Il n’appartient pas aux hommes…
    https://tradfem.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/il-nappartient-pas-aux-hommes

    Il n’appartient pas aux hommes, aussi féministes et solidaires soient-ils, de donner leur avis sur la manière dont les femmes doivent gérer leurs mouvements ou mener leurs débats. Et pas seulement à cause de notre tendance traditionnelle à coloniser ces espaces, en exerçant sur eux un paternalisme de « protectorat ». Pas seulement pour cette raison. Il y a aussi une raison plus actuelle et plus inquiétante : il semble que nous assistons à toute une offensive culturelle et politique visant à forcer l’accès à des parcelles de vie privée durement gagnées et même à embrouiller les femmes elles-mêmes en tant que sujets d’une lutte d’émancipation. Une partie de la gauche est soit perméable à cette offensive soit aspirée dans celle-ci. Une autre partie reste perplexe et pleine de doutes. On sent cependant que la dispute pour décider du visage du féminisme du XXIe siècle condense les grands problèmes dont notre société débat.

    Il n’a pas non plus été nécessaire d’établir ce diagnostic. Elle a été réalisée par des voix très importantes du féminisme radical. Ce que nous pouvons peut-être apporter, ce sont des informations utiles « de l’autre côté ». Ou, en d’autres termes, la façon dont des hommes perçoivent les débats actuels. Et nous devons commencer par nous rappeler une chose qui peut sembler évidente, mais qui est de la plus haute importance : les hommes féministes sont ceux qui ont été convaincus par la critique et la lutte des femmes féministes. Quelque chose que nous n’avons jamais rendu facile pour elles. Pas même dans les rangs des organisations révolutionnaires ou du mouvement ouvrier lui-même.

    Traduction : #Tradfem
    Version originale : https://lluisrabell.com/2020/02/18/hombres-terf
    #proféministe #système_prostitutionnel #gauchisme #révolutionnaires #réddition_de_comptes

  • Sur Reddit, la haine des femmes se radicalise
    https://korii.slate.fr/et-caetera/reddit-haine-femmes-radicalise-violence-incels-mgtow

    En quantifiant la haine, une étude confirme le durcissement des discours misogynes sur les subreddits antiféministes. On connaît bien la fachosphère, mais moins la « manosphère », bien que les deux aient partie liée. Ce terme désigne la communauté virtuelle des masculinistes, c’est-à-dire des militants antiféministes revendiquant ouvertement leurs haine des femmes et présents notamment sur Reddit. Plusieurs chapelles plus ou moins radicales coexistent, des MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way, Les hommes en (...)

    #Reddit #YouTube #féminisme #racisme #sexisme #haine #harcèlement #LGBT