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71 percent of all the users surveyed engaged in some self-censorship either on new posts or in comments, and the median self-censorer did so multiple times.
71% of Facebook Users Engage in 'Self-Censorship'
Trust in information on the web is being damaged by the huge numbers of people paid by companies to post comments online, say researchers.
Fake posters can "poison" debate and make people unsure about who they can trust, the study suggests.
Some firms have created tens of thousands of fake accounts to flood chat forums and skew debate.
Yet for people such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, and Vinton Cerf who is often referred to as one of the "fathers of the internet", Doctorow's comment cuts right to the heart of the problem. The internet has not evolved in the way they had envisioned.
originally posted by: kibric
heard of Marianas web ?
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Profusion
I saw an interesting correlation with the position newspapers and the televised news had/have. Obviously not as interactive for all parties as the internet, but you really di cause me to pause and ponder a variet of social and control oriented mechanisms in a new light, for that I thank you.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: Profusion
So if the internet is not really "the internet" does that support SOL? (we can start, today, and name it like NASA! We are currently SOL-1 and tomorrow is "SOL-2" etc!). Just wondering because IDK. I read this earlier and had been pondering and thought I would share.
originally posted by: JaMeDoIt
For those of us that weren't sure...
A simulacrum (plural: simulacra from Latin: simulacrum, which means "likeness, similarity") is a representation or imitation of a person or thing. The word was first recorded in the English language in the late 16th century, used to describe a representation, such as a statue or a painting, especially of a god.
So...you are saying the internet is a god...might be...certainly isn"t a painting or statue...Yes?
Anyone got a problem with the use of simulacra as used in this post?
: image, representation