Peter Sjöstedt-H
"It has always been terrible to fall into the hands of a living god."
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Peter Sjöstedt-H
"Archetypes are like riverbeds which dry up when the water deserts them, but which it can find again at any time. An archetype is like an old watercourse along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it has flowed in this channel the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return to its old bed."
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Peter Sjöstedt-H
"He is the god of storm and frenzy, the unleasher of passions and the lust of battle; moreover he is a superlative magician and artist in illusion who is versed in all secrets of an occult nature."
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Peter Sjöstedt-H
"We were even beginning to regard war between civilized nations as a fable, thinking that such an absurdity would become less and less possible on our rational, internationally organized world."
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yesterday
Fairy Dust, Pandora's Box... or a Hammer
"The safest path forward would be open sourcing the entire criminal justice system."
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2 days ago
Fairy Dust, Pandora's Box... or a Hammer
"the larger idea of unviewable algorithms aiding in sending people to prison is extremely problematic"
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2 days ago
Fairy Dust, Pandora's Box... or a Hammer
"New regulations, if necessary, should be narrowly tailored to address specific bad outcomes rather than theoretical ones."
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2 days ago
Internet Infrastructure is the New Battleground for Free Speech - Quillette
"Previously, if you didn’t like the way Twitter and Facebook run their platforms, the solution was simple: make your own site, where the rules are more relaxed and legally protected speech is not removed for political reasons. Now, even this option is being taken off the table. Your alternative site still depends on commercial organisations to host it, route traffic to it, list it in search results, and protect it from attacks."
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2 days ago
Internet Infrastructure is the New Battleground for Free Speech - Quillette
"What is remarkable about this new Nazi hysteria is how selective it is. A few days after Charlottesville there were two Islamic terror attacks in Catalonia that killed 16 people. How many CloudFlare customers were booted off the platform as a result? How many Islamic State websites did GoDaddy shut down? How many blog posts did the Tor project write about the violence and hatred of radical Islamists? None, as far as we can tell. Either these companies believe that a tiny fringe group of deeply unpopular white supremacists is more of a threat than a global terror network that has killed thousands of people, or their actions are just publicity stunts designed to appease the latest Twittermob."
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2 days ago
Internet Infrastructure is the New Battleground for Free Speech - Quillette
"Amidst all the media cheering, only the Electronic Frontier Foundation thought to question the wisdom of asking the providers of internet infrastructure, who are supposed to act as content-neutral conduits, to take on the role of extrajudicial online thought police."
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2 days ago
Internet Infrastructure is the New Battleground for Free Speech - Quillette
"Whatever the motivation, the fact remains that person or persons unknown were able to unilaterally, albeit only temporarily, decide what legally-published content was allowed to appear online."
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2 days ago
How the Trendiest Grilled Cheese Venture Got Burnt – Backchannel
"It’s easier to “move fast and break things” when you haven’t yet been indoctrinated into the thing you’re trying to break."
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5 days ago
Ceci n'est pas un blog
"But we were selling to humans. And humans don't ever behave rationally. There's an almost bottomless body of research about how bad humans are at evaluating economic decisions and consequences."
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5 days ago
Omni-Channel Retail and The Future of Commerce
"although they have more physical stores nearby, shoppers in metropolitan areas spend more online annually"
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5 days ago
The World As If
"Our modern world, to confuse matters even more, is mostly made of minds. In an attention economy completely translated into symbols and words, it is the case that symbols and words have power over the material world. Toppling statues and meme magic are the hallmarks of an ever-more “as if” world: symbols have power, and mental attention is power."
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9 days ago
The World As If
"Toppling statues and meme magic are the hallmarks of an ever-more “as if” world: symbols have power, and mental attention is power."
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9 days ago
The World As If
"if a conscious fiction is useful enough within its scope and context, it might be useful to just believe it in general rather than trying to keep it cognitively bounded in its proper place."
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9 days ago
The World As If
"Insisting on understanding each implementation detail of our world would drastically inhibit our ability to live in it."
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9 days ago
Google and The New America Foundation, Google’s Monopoly, Google’s Stupidity
"it seems far more likely that the exception in this case is Google’s hamfistedness (more on this in a moment!), not that a donor had an effect on a think tank’s output."
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15 days ago
Google is losing allies across the political spectrum
"Given Silicon Valley's liberal views on social issues and Schmidt's love for Democratic politicians, it was probably inevitable that conservatives would sour on the search giant. But the larger problem for the search giant is that the company has been losing support among Democrats as well."
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19 days ago
Was I Right to Pull the Plug on a Nazi Website?
I helped kick a group of neo-Nazis off the internet last week, but since then I’ve wondered whether I made the right decision. I’m the co-founder and CEO of…
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24 days ago
Mark Lilla Vs. Identity Politics
"But history is not a thing, it is a story we tell ourselves as we try to make sense of past and present experience."
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27 days ago
Mark Lilla Vs. Identity Politics
"What the new identitarians demand is more than mere recognition, though. They demand that you see this country exactly as they do, reach the same moral judgments about it, and confess your sins (which is what the word “privilege” is a secular euphemism for)."
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27 days ago
Mark Lilla Vs. Identity Politics
"How we ever got a reputation for practicality and common sense is a mystery historians will one day have to unravel."
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27 days ago
Silicon Valley's "Nazi Purge" Shows Who Really Controls Our Online Speech
"In practice, that means giving experts and the public greater input into speech policies and their implementation — something that, right now, companies only do behind the secrecy of a nondisclosure agreement, if at all.

It means offering users a way to consent to policies and policy changes, and being open about how rules are made and enforced. And it means ensuring that every user has the ability to appeal decisions made against them. Even assholes."
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27 days ago
Silicon Valley's "Nazi Purge" Shows Who Really Controls Our Online Speech
"we need to ensure that these companies are accountable to their users, and that people have a path of recourse when they are wronged."
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27 days ago
Journalists Overreach in Their Quest to Purge ‘Hate’ from the Web
"There are no easy answers to our cultural drift away from free speech, but the first line of defense is persuasion."
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27 days ago
Journalists Overreach in Their Quest to Purge ‘Hate’ from the Web
"This was an ominous development for free speech — and not because there is anything at all valuable about The Daily Stormer’s message. It’s an evil site. Its message is vile. Instead, The Daily Stormer’s demise is a reminder that a few major corporations now have far more power than the government to regulate and restrict free speech, and they’re hardly neutral or unbiased actors. They have a point of view, and they’re under immense pressure to use that point of view to influence public debate."
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27 days ago
How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
"This was also a moment these hate groups were anticipating; getting banned in an opaque, unilateral fashion was always the way out and, to some degree, it suits them."
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27 days ago
How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
"Despite their participatory rhetoric, social platforms are closer to authoritarian spaces than democratic ones."
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27 days ago
How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
"It is worth noting that the platforms most flamboyantly dedicated to a borrowed idea of free speech and assembly are the same ones that have struggled most intensely with groups of users who seek to organize and disrupt their platforms."
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27 days ago
How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
"This felt and functioned like freedom, but it was always a commercial simulation."
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27 days ago
Public Choice Theory and the Politics of Good and Evil - Niskanen Center
"If one’s political opponents are not just mistaken but evil, one may well feel that anything is justified in combatting them."
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5 weeks ago
Public Choice Theory and the Politics of Good and Evil - Niskanen Center
"“Evil” is an accusation, not an explanation. Actions may be objectively evil, but subjectively, everyone is doing what they think is somehow justified. Attributions of (subjectively) evil motives end the process of scholarship before it can begin. In studying politics, we want to know (among other things) why evil results may flow even from good motives—as an unintended consequence."
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5 weeks ago
Is It Possible To Have Coherent Principles Around Free Speech Norms?
"Whatever the global norms may be, there ought to be communities catering to people who want more restrictions than normal, and other communities catering to people who want fewer. These communities should have really explicit rules, so that everybody knows what they’re getting into. People should be free to self-select into and out of those communities, and those self-selections should be honored. Safe spaces, 4chan, and this blog are three very different kinds of intentional communities with unusual but locally-well-defined free speech norms, they’re all good for the people who use them, and as long as they keep to themselves I don’t think outsiders have any right to criticize their existence."
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5 weeks ago
Is It Possible To Have Coherent Principles Around Free Speech Norms?
"Everyone has a different set of speech acts they consider beyond the pale, with no real way of sorting it out."
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5 weeks ago
Against Signal-Boosting As Doxxing
"Either promote good social norms, or be destroyed by the bad ones when the tide turns against you."
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6 weeks ago
Against Signal-Boosting As Doxxing
"Either promote good social norms, or be destroyed by the bad ones when the tide turns against you. That’s the only choice on offer."
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6 weeks ago
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