Air Date: 9–22-2020
Today we take a look at the rising concern over Facebook as more and more negative impacts of the site become evident to an ever-expanding group of concerned people and, more specifically, we show how it is the fundamental business model of Facebook that is at the heart of its problems.
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Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee talks about big tech companies are amplifying hate speech and disinformation. He also talks more about his book, ·Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.·
Bob speaks to Fadi Quran about the "superspreader" pages that are amassing these page views, the most popular health conspiracies on Facebook, and whether there's any hope that Facebook will address the proliferation of disinformation on its site.
#StopHateforProfit is an important first step, but we need to go much further.
Clip from the docudrama "The Social Dilemma" from the Center for Humane Technology (available on Netflix).
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment. For more, visit Bestoftheleft.com/2020Action.
Information system that relies on advertising was not born w/ the Internet. But social media platforms have taken it to an entirely new level, becoming a major force in how we make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu.
Ramesh Srinivasan (@RameshMedia), Bernie Sanders surrogate and Professor at the UCLA Department of Information Studies, joins us to discuss the politics of technology. Why conversations about technology need to be conversations about power.
In this bold talk, Yaël Eisenstat explores how social media companies like Facebook incentivize inflammatory content, contributing to a culture of political polarization and mistrust -- and calls on governments to hold these platforms accountable.
Ch. 10: Mythology - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 11: Response to Zach the theologian - Nicole
Ch. 12: Your argument convinced me - Zach the theologian
Ch. 13: White Male Privilege - Heidi
Ch. 14: Final comments on the two major changes happening to the show
Fight Systemic Voter Suppression:
1) Confirm Voter Registration & Talk to Purged Voters:
Call purged voters: Field Team 6 Actions (with Grassroots Democrats HQ)
2) Help People Get Necessary IDs to Vote:
3) Increase Black Voter Turnout:
4) Become a Poll Worker:
React to Ginsburg's Passing with Action:
Volunteer with SwingLeft to Flip the Senate & Target Super States
Donate to Targeted Super States via SwingLeft
Special Elections (Winner sworn-in in November!):
AZ: Unseat McSally. Give to Mark Kelly. (leading by 9% points) (CPR Rating: Leans D)
Tightening Polls Toss Ups:
MT: Unseat Daines. Give to Steve Bullock. (down by 1% point)
GA: Unseat Perdue. Give to Jon Ossoff. (down by 2% points)
IA: Unseat Ernst: Give to Theresa Greenfield. (leading by 3% points)
ME: Unseat Collins. Give to Sara Gideon. (leading by 5-7% points)
NC: Unseat Tillis. Give to Cal Cunningham. (leading by 6% points)
CO: Unseat Gardener. Give to John Hickenlooper. (leading by 7% points)
Close Polls Lean R & Likely R:
AK: Unseat Sullivan. Give to Dr. Al Gross. (tied)
SC: Unseat Graham. Give to Jaime Harrison. (down by 1% points)
TX: Unseat Cornyn. Give to MJ Hegar. (down by 2% points)
KS: Open seat. Give to Bollier. (down by 2% points)
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7 Years of Gutting Voting Rights (Brennan Center for Justice)
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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