Links van 10 augustus 2018 tot 11 augustus 2018

How Facebook, Twitter, YouTube have taken a new job as content cops – Axios
Together, the moderation disputes and privacy debates point to a future in which Facebook and its peers face a tough choice: Get good, fast, at being quasi-governments themselves — or hand the mess back to real governments and return to writing code and making money.

Anatomy of Tik Tok: The viral video app from Bytedance | FactorDaily
Tik Tok is a crazy place. Every time I open the app, time flies. Full of bite-sized videos, it is immensely entertaining. You can find Parkour athletes doing gravity-defying stuff, creators making magic, comedians, dancers, models and more. All of this led Tik Tok to get more iOS downloads than Instagram in Q1 2018 – that’s huge! How did this happen?

Why Is Jordan Peterson So Popular? – The Atlantic
When the poetry editors of The Nation virtuously publish an amateurish but super-woke poem, only to discover that the poem stumbled across several trip wires of political correctness; when these editors (one of them a full professor in the Harvard English department) then jointly write a letter oozing bathos and career anxiety and begging forgiveness from their critics; when the poet himself publishes a statement of his own—a missive falling somewhere between an apology, a Hail Mary pass, and a suicide note; and when all of this is accepted in the houses of the holy as one of the regrettable but minor incidents that take place along the path toward greater justice, something is dying. When the top man at The New York Times publishes a sober statement about a meeting he had with the president in which he describes instructing Trump about the problem of his “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” and then three days later the paper announces that it has hired a writer who has tweeted about her hatred of white people, of Republicans, of cops, of the president, of the need to stop certain female writers and journalists from “existing,” and when this new hire will not be a beat reporter, but will sit on the paper’s editorial board—having a hand in shaping the opinions the paper presents to the world—then it is no mystery that a parallel culture of ideas has emerged to replace a corrupted system.

#QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained – Vox
The Russia investigation is a sham. It’s actually a cover story for special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump working together to expose thousands of pedophiles hidden in plain sight — including Hillary Clinton (and Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama), who will soon be under arrest.

Joods Forum heeft bedenkingen bij nieuwe CD&V-kandidate Frie… – De Standaard
Ah well. "Toen deze krant vroeg wat ze over onverdoofd slachten vond, zei ze dat ‘alle dieren goed moeten worden behandeld. Als de wet zegt dat het slachten verdoofd moet gebeuren, dan is dat zo.’ Die laatste uitspraak vindt Raphael Werner, voorzitter van het Joods Forum, bijzonder jammer, zo zegt hij op de site van Joods Actueel.

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