when you accidentally view the federated timeline
for instance, there's overwhelming evidence now that the collapse of free and local press in the US is directly attributable to Google and Facebook. whatever you might think about big state actor grappling with big corporate actor, removing one of the poisons that killed the press from the pond we're stuck in is a worthy harm reduction goal.
The US Department of Justice plus 11 state attorneys general are officially suing Google for antitrust violations now. I've read part of the complaint and it sounds like they're serious and like they know what they're talking about. Press release here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-sues-monopolist-google-violating-antitrust-laws (peep that title)
Make of it what you will, but I do think that Google has been and continues to be extremely dangerous and I'll take any action by any actor that curbs its power.
petition to use "slop" in place of "feed", as in "gonna log on and check my newsslop"
*pouring content into a feed trough*
I will never think of the word "feed" as it applies to facebook, linkedin, etc in the same way again.
"As in animal husbandry, your information diet is engineered to maximize the yield of a business operation."
^^^ this toot has 666 / 2 characters
Default password & Internet of Thieves
Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service
stick in the MUD get it hahaha?
and I'm not trying to say ~the law is good~ because lol. rather, that much as it sucks US capitalism does have rules, and they were already stacked heavily in favor of entities like Uber. but Uber couldn't exist under those rules. they had to cheat them and fight to rewrite them to make them worse.
manic pixie dream walrus
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