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America's militia movement found its next generation of soldiers: teenage 4chan trolls
American militias have found a new pool of teenage recruits on the internet’s most unsavory website
On a small hill in Boston Common, a crowd of black-masked anti-fascists shouted taunts down the grassy slope toward hundreds of far-right demonstrators gathered…
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2 days ago
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Hiding in plain sight: how the 'alt-right' is weaponizing irony to spread fascism
Pepe, a symbol used by the ‘alt right’, in character as Donald Trump.Photograph: Twitter E arlier this month, hundreds of “alt-right” protesters occupied the…
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5 days ago
A guide to 21st-century propaganda: echo chambers, fake news, bots, big data, and the science of persuasion — Quartz
21st-century propaganda: A guide to interpreting and confronting the dark arts of persuasion
“There are two kinds of propaganda,” wrote Aldous Huxley in 1958 in Brave New World Revisited , a retrospective on his famous novel: rational propaganda in…
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6 days ago
The Public Square Belongs To 4Chan
The Public Square Belongs to 4Chan
Share Share On January 30 , 10 days after the inauguration of Donald Trump, the actor and artist Shia LaBeouf sent an aggrieved email to the American Civil…
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7 days ago
Connecting the Dots: Political Microtargeting and the Russia Investigation | Just Security
Connecting the Dots: Political Microtargeting and the Russia Investigation
In many respects, we’re all in the dark when it comes to the ongoing Russia investigations. Behind closed doors, what are congressional and FBI investigators…
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7 days ago
The Apophenic Machine — Real Life
The Apophenic Machine — Real Life
Think of a network graph. A simple one with just a few nodes and connecting lines spidering out. It makes intuitive sense. Even if it’s one of those brightly…
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13 days ago
White Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss | Teen Vogue
It's Time to Talk About What's Radicalizing White Male Terrorists
In this op-ed, writer Lincoln Blades explores why America needs to address the presence of white male extremists. Since September 11, 2001, preventing terrorism…
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19 days ago
Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump | The Nation
Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump
Donald Trump supporters pose with a Confederate flag at a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke) T he 2016 presidential election will…
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20 days ago
Online Hate Speech: What the Faith Community Can Do
Online Hate Speech: What the Faith Community Can Do
During the 2016 election, many of us were dismayed to see a surge in hate speech around the country — particularly online. We’ve come from a time when social…
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23 days ago
Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action - Shorenstein Center
Recent shifts in the media ecosystem raise new concerns about the vulnerability of democratic societies to fake news and the public’s limited ability to contain it. Fake news as a form of misinformation benefits from the fast pace that information travels in today’s media ecosystem, in particular across social media platforms. An abundance of information sources online leads individuals to rely heavily on heuristics and social cues in order to determine the credibility of information and to shape their beliefs, which are in turn extremely difficult to correct or change. The relatively small, but constantly changing, number of sources that produce misinformation on social media offers both a challenge for real-time detection algorithms and a promise for more targeted socio-technical interventions.
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23 days ago
Information Operations and Facebook (by Facebook)
In brief, we have had to expand our security focus from traditional abusive behavior, such as account hacking, malware, spam and financial scams, to include more subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive people. These are complicated issues and our responses will constantly evolve, but we wanted to be transparent about our approach. The following sections explain our understanding of these threats and challenges and what we are doing about them.
manipulation  facebook 
29 days ago
The business of hate media – Data for Democracy – Medium
The business of hate media – Data for Democracy – Medium
How Google and Facebook make online harassment and disinformation both possible and profitable Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced a suit they…
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4 weeks ago
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
I came to the United States as a six year old kid from Eastern Europe. One of my earliest memories of that time was the Safeway supermarket, an astonishing…
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5 weeks ago
How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline
How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline
In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the then U.S. presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry – now secretary of energy in the…
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7 weeks ago
Meet Silicon Valley's Secretive Alt-Right Followers | Mother Jones
I investigated the role of "alt-techies" in the extremist movement emboldened by Trump.

JOSH HARKINSON
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7 weeks ago
How Do We Defeat Online Trolls? - The Atlantic
Trolls Are Winning the Internet, Technologists Say
I’m going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend to anyone who frequently encounters trolls,…
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7 weeks ago
Pre-trial algorithms deserve a fresh look, study suggests
Pre-trial algorithms deserve a fresh look, study suggests
Photo by Karen Neoh W hat if a predictive tool used at the moment of arraignment could simultaneously reduce the number of people sent to jail before trial,…
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8 weeks ago
Kevin Mitnick, the New York Times, and the Media's Conception of the Hacker by Molly Sauter :: SSRN
The New York Times coverage of Kevin Mitnick (47 articles from 1994 to 2012) reflects the changing popular conception of hackers, as well as legitimatizing and solidifying those evolving images and stereotypes. In this chapter, I examine how over the course of the this coverage the term "hacker" shifts from an identifier of a particular technological subculture to a stand-in term for criminality. Kevin Mitnick is most consistently referred to as a "hacker" throughout the New York Times coverage, but from 1994 to 2012, the use of "criminal" terms to modify "hacker" terms decreases, until eventually "hacker" terms are used a pure synonyms for
"criminal" terms, as well as referencing general hacking culture in contexts where criminality is assumed. This transition is reinforced by the introduction of the term "ex-hacker" following Mitnick's release from prison as a theoretically rehabilitated member of society.
The "hacker equals criminal" move is reinforced by a variety of persistent metaphors, characterizations, narratives, and other repeated references that appear throughout the New York Times coverage. Following Lakoff (1980), I show how the repeated use of metaphors of "house and home" to describe Mitnick's illegal acts characterize the actions of hackers as a threat to individuals, not just states or corporations. The news articles also repeatedly describe Mitnick and the hacker community at large in the context of anti-social behavior, insanity, addiction, and the cultural narrative of juvenile delinquency, resulting in a persistent association of "hacking" with bad or broken actors. This aspect in particular follows conclusions previously made by James Aho (1984) and Helen Nissenbaum (2004) on the use of certain associations to create social enemies and out-groups.
hacking  journalism 
8 weeks ago
Bias in Online Freelance Marketplaces: Evidence from TaskRabbit and Fiverr
Online freelancing marketplaces have grown quickly in recent years. In theory, these sites offer workers the ability to earn money without the obligations and potential social
biases associated with traditional employment frameworks. In this paper, we study whether two prominent online freelance marketplaces—TaskRabbit and Fiverr— are impacted by racial and gender bias. From these two platforms, we collect 13,500 worker profiles and gather information about workers’ gender, race, customer reviews, ratings, and positions in search rankings. In both marketplaces, we find evidence of bias: we find that perceived gender and race are significantly correlated with worker evaluations, which could harm the employment opportunities afforded to the workers. We hope that our study fuels more research on the presence and implications of discrimination in online environments.
labor  bias  discrimination 
8 weeks ago
CTRL-ALT-DELETE The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right
Fantastic white paper styled account of the alt-right and other conservative movements.
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8 weeks ago
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How Machines Make Sense of Big Data: an Introduction to Clustering Algorithms
Done? While there’s not necessarily a “correct” answer here, it’s most likely you split the bugs into four clusters . The spiders in one cluster, the pair of…
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8 weeks ago
The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction | Viewpoint Magazine
The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction
Siena Cathe­dral as seen through Google’s neu­ral net­work Deep Dreams of Tomorrow Sci­ence fic­tion tells us that a change in a past event, caused by the…
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8 weeks ago
Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following | FiveThirtyEight
Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following
r/ The Donald – + – r/ politics r/ uncensorednews r/ conspiracy = = = r/ fatpeoplehate r/ HillaryForPrison r/ CFB Editor’s note: The story below contains two…
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9 weeks ago
The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death - The New Yorker
The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death
Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We…
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9 weeks ago
Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers - Motherboard
Asserting that alt-right "trolls" were a deciding factor in Trump’s victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.

WHITNEY PHILLIPS, JESSICA BEYER, AND GABRIELLA COLEMAN
Mar 22 2017, 11:56am
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9 weeks ago
Anil Dash — Tech's Moral Reckoning - | On Being
A wildly popular blogger, tech entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley influencer, Anil Dash has been an early activist for moral imagination in the digital sphere — an aspiration which has now become an urgent task. We explore the unprecedented power, the learning curves ahead, and how we can all contribute to the humane potential of technology in this moment.
ethics  tech 
10 weeks ago
Yes, anyone can become an Internet troll | Stanford News
Yes, anyone can become an Internet troll | Stanford News
Internet trolls, by definition, are disruptive, combative and often unpleasant with their offensive or provocative online posts designed to disturb and upset.…
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10 weeks ago
www.theguardian.com
Artificial intelligence is ripe for abuse, tech executive warns: 'a fascist's dream'
The Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Noting the role corporations played with past authoritarian regimes, Crawford invoked the example of IBM’s role in enabling…
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10 weeks ago
The Russian "Firehose of Falsehood" Propaganda Model: Why It Might Work and Options to Counter It | RAND
Since its 2008 incursion into Georgia (if not before), there has been a remarkable evolution in Russia's approach to propaganda. The country has effectively employed new dissemination channels and messages in support of its 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula, its ongoing involvement in the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and its antagonism of NATO allies. The Russian propaganda model is high-volume and multichannel, and it disseminates messages without regard for the truth. It is also rapid, continuous, and repetitive, and it lacks commitment to consistency. Although these techniques would seem to run counter to the received wisdom for successful information campaigns, research in psychology supports many of the most successful aspects of the model. Furthermore, the very factors that make the firehose of falsehood effective also make it difficult to counter. Traditional counterpropaganda approaches will likely be inadequate in this context. More effective solutions can be found in the same psychology literature that explains the surprising success of the Russian propaganda model and its messages.
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11 weeks ago
Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right | Political Research Associates
This report is excerpted from Matthew N. Lyons’s forthcoming book, Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire, to be published by PM Press and Kersplebedeb Publishing. This report is also featured in Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report on the Alternative Right, which is now available for pre-order.
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11 weeks ago
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - The New Yorker
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight. Credit Illustration by Gérard DuBois In 1975,…
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11 weeks ago
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A right to repair: why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere and Apple
Farmer and technician Kyle Schwarting, from Ceresco, Nebraska, in the cab of his Case IH tractor.Photograph: Olivia Solon for the Guardian T here are corn and…
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11 weeks ago
www.nytimes.com
A Conspiracy Theory’s Journey From Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter
The lobby of Trump Tower in New York. President Trump alleged, without evidence, that the Obama administration ordered a wiretap of the building. Todd…
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11 weeks ago
Didi has opened a self-driving lab in the U.S. with famed Jeep hacker Charlie Miller - Recode
Didi has opened a self-driving lab in the U.S. with famed Jeep hacker Charlie Miller
Didi, China’s largest ride-hail player, is getting serious about self-driving cars. The company, which acquired Uber’s China assets in August 2016, today is…
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11 weeks ago
The Hamilton Hustle | Matt Stoller
The Hamilton Hustle
© Melinda Beck A s Donald Trump settles into the White House, elites in the political class are beginning to recognize that democracy is not necessarily a…
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11 weeks ago
Donald Trump’s Army on the Border - POLITICO Magazine
Donald Trump’s Army on the Border
Getty There’s one corner of the federal government excited about a Trump presidency: The union for its deadliest law enforcement agency. By Garrett M. Graff…
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11 weeks ago
Russia Turns WikiLeaks CIA Dump Into Disinformation - The Daily Beast
Russia Turns WikiLeaks CIA Dump Into Disinformation
For the second time in a matter of months, U.S. intelligence agencies have suffered a devastating breach of their hacking secrets . But unlike the last breach…
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11 weeks ago
WikiLeaks says it has obtained trove of CIA hacking tools - The Washington Post
WikiLeaks says it has obtained trove of CIA hacking tools
The anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks said Tuesday that it has obtained a vast portion of the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal, and began posting the files…
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11 weeks ago
www.nytimes.com
WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents
If the WikiLeaks documents are authentic, the release would be the latest coup for the anti-secrecy organization and a serious blow to the C.I.A. Larry…
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11 weeks ago
‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless - The Atlantic
‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless
In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons…
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11 weeks ago
How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate | World news | The Guardian
How leftwing media focus on far right groups is helping to normalize hate
Richard Spencer talks to the media at the 44th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on 23 February 2017.Photograph: Jim…
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12 weeks ago
The Undue Influence of Surveillance Technology Companies on Policing by Elizabeth E. Joh :: SSRN
Conventional wisdom assumes that the police are in control of their investigative tools. But with surveillance technologies, this is not always the case. Increasingly, police departments are consumers of surveillance technologies that are created, sold, and controlled by private companies. These surveillance technology companies exercise an undue influence over the police today in ways that aren’t widely acknowledged, but that have enormous consequences for civil liberties and police oversight. Three seemingly unrelated examples--stingray cellphone surveillance, body cameras, and big data software—demonstrate varieties of this undue influence. These companies act out of private self-interest, but their decisions have considerable public impact. The harms of this private influence include the distortion of Fourth Amendment law, the undermining of accountability by design, and the erosion of transparency norms. This Essay demonstrates the increasing degree to which surveillance technology vendors can guide, shape, and limit policing in ways that are not widely recognized. Any vision of increased police accountability today cannot be complete without consideration of the role surveillance technology companies play.
policing  surveillance  capitalism 
12 weeks ago
Human Decisions and Machine Predictions
We examine how machine learning can be used to improve and understand human decision-making. In particular, we focus on a decision that has important policy consequences. Millions of times each year, judges must decide where defendants will await trial—at home or in jail. By law, this decision hinges on the judge’s prediction of what the defendant would do if released. This is a promising machine learning application because it is a concrete prediction task for which there is a large volume of data available. Yet comparing the algorithm to the judge proves complicated. First, the data are themselves generated by prior judge decisions. We only observe crime outcomes for released defendants, not for those judges detained. This makes it hard to evaluate counterfactual decision rules based on algorithmic predictions. Second, judges may have a broader set of preferences than the single variable that the algorithm focuses on; for instance, judges may care about racial inequities or about specific crimes (such as violent crimes) rather than just overall crime risk. We deal with these problems using different econometric strategies, such as quasi-random assignment of cases to judges. Even accounting for these concerns, our results suggest potentially large welfare gains: a policy simulation shows crime can be reduced by up to 24.8% with no change in jailing rates, or jail populations can be reduced by 42.0% with no increase in crime rates. Moreover, we see reductions in all categories of crime, including violent ones. Importantly, such gains can be had while also significantly reducing the percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in jail. We find similar results in a national dataset as well. In addition, by focusing the algorithm on predicting judges’ decisions, rather than defendant behavior, we gain some insight into decision-making: a key problem appears to be that judges to respond to ‘noise’ as if it were signal. These results suggest that while machine learning can be valuable, realizing this value requires integrating these tools into an economic framework: being clear about the link between predictions and decisions; specifying the scope of payoff functions; and constructing unbiased decision counterfactuals.
fatcs  criminaljustice  fairness  fatml 
12 weeks ago
Algorithmic decision making and the cost of fairness
Algorithms are now regularly used to decide whether defendants awaiting trial are too dangerous to be released back into the community. In some cases, black defendants are substantially more likely than white defendants to be incorrectly classi"ed as high risk. To mitigate such disparities, several techniques recently have been proposed to achieve algorithmic fairness. Here we reformulate algorithmic fairness as constrained optimization: the objective is to maximize public safety while satisfying formal fairness constraints designed to reduce racial disparities. We show that for several past de"nitions of fairness, the optimal algorithms that result require detaining defendants above race-speci"c risk thresholds. We further show that the optimal unconstrained algorithm requires applying a single, uniform threshold to all defendants. #e unconstrained algorithm thus maximizes public safety while also satisfying one important understanding of equality: that all individuals are held to the same standard, irrespective of race. Because the optimal constrained and unconstrained algorithms generally di$er, there is tension between improving public safety and satisfying prevailing notions of algorithmic fairness. By examining data from Broward County, Florida, we show that this trade-o$ can be large in practice. We focus on algorithms for pretrial release decisions, but the principles we discuss apply to other domains, and also to human decision makers carrying out structured decision rules.
fatcs  criminaljustice  fairness 
12 weeks ago
What Discussing Polarizing Topics Like Inequality Exposes
What Discussing Polarizing Topics Like Inequality Exposes
ON THE AGENDA | FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 | CHLOE RINEHART What Discussing Polarizing Topics Like Inequality Exposes Polarization is about more than simply holding…
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12 weeks ago
Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda - Columbia Journalism Review
Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda
The 2016 Presidential election shook the foundations of American politics. Media reports immediately looked for external disruption to explain the unanticipated…
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12 weeks ago
How Google Street View Images Reveal the Demographic Makeup of the U.S. - MIT Technology Review
A computer can learn a lot about local demographics from Google Street View images
Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau spends $1 billion surveying the population. These surveys are designed to tease apart the demographic makeup of the country by…
census  data 
12 weeks ago
Understanding Trump’s 100-Day Plan through a White Supremacist Worldview – Culture Digitally
Understanding Trump’s 100-Day Plan through a White Supremacist Worldview – Culture Digitally
Authors: Joan Donovan, Christopher Kelty, Pamela Lim, Won Kyung Oh, Ravneet Purewal, Antoine Rajkovic, and Michael Scheipe — Illustration by Amisha Gadani In…
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12 weeks ago
Discussion Focuses Fake News | Video | C-SPAN.org
The head of Facebook’s News Feed, the founder of CraigsList, Laura Sydell, other journalists, and academics talked about the effects of “fake” news on consumers and the media. Topics included identifying and fighting against fake news, social media, and financial motivations behind fake news.
news  manipulation 
12 weeks ago
Everything is Fucked and I'm Pretty Sure It's the Internet's Fault
Everything is Fucked and I'm Pretty Sure It's the Internet's Fault
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12 weeks ago
www.theguardian.com
Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media
Robert Mercer in New York in 2014.Photograph: DDP USA/Rex Shutterstock J ust over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and…
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february 2017
EPIC - Algorithms in the Criminal Justice System
Evidence-based risk assessments predict future behavior by analyzing statistical data. In the criminal justice system, risk-assessment algorithms use data about defendants including their criminal history (e.g. previous offenses, failure to appear in court, violent offenses, etc.) or socio-demographic characteristics (e.g. age, sex, employment status, drug history) to then predict the person’s risk of recidivism or risk of failing to appear when on bail. Such predictions are based on average recidivism rates for the group of offenders that share the defendant’s characteristics. The algorithms are becoming increasingly prevalent and the Justice Department’s National Institute of Corrections encourages the use of the assessments at every stage of the criminal justice process. But many have questioned the underlying data, the reliability of the outcomes as well as defendants’ lack of opportunity to challenge the results.
criminaljustice  algorithms 
february 2017
Three kinds of propaganda, and what to do about them / Boing Boing
Three kinds of propaganda, and what to do about them
/ / 5:42 am Sat Feb 25, 2017 Jonathan Stray summarizes three different strains of propaganda, analyzing why they work, and suggesting counter-tactics: in…
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february 2017
The Milo Yiannopoulos Fallout Reminds Us Why the Political Must Be Made Personal - Motherboard
The Milo Yiannopoulos Fallout Reminds Us Why the Political Must Be Made Personal - Motherboard
Let's just get this out of the way: Milo Yiannopoulos is a tedious, nihilistic, mean-spirited opportunist. He wants people to talk about him, and I do not want…
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february 2017
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda | Jonathan Stray
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda | Jonathan Stray
In honor of MisinfoCon this weekend, it’s time for a brain dump on propaganda — that is, getting large numbers of people to believe something for political…
manipulation  propaganda 
february 2017
www.nytimes.com
The Jobs Americans Do
Forget the images of men in hard hats standing before factory gates, of men with coal-blackened faces, of men perched high above New York City on steel beams.…
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february 2017
Getting Real about Fake News | Kaggle
The dataset contains text and metadata from 244 websites and represents 12,999 posts in total from the past 30 days. The data was pulled using the webhose.io API; because it's coming from their crawler, not all websites identified by the BS Detector are present in this dataset. Each website was labeled according to the BS Detector as documented here. Data sources that were missing a label were simply assigned a label of "bs". There are (ostensibly) no genuine, reliable, or trustworthy news sources represented in this dataset (so far), so don't trust anything you read.
datascience  manipulation 
february 2017
www.nytimes.com
What Facebook Owes to Journalism
Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ’s manifesto about community, released last week on Facebook, wisely analyzed the state of…
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february 2017
Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News
Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News
By now we’ve all agreed the term “fake news” is unhelpful, but without an alternative, we’re left awkwardly using air quotes whenever we utter the phrase. The…
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february 2017
The Open Notebook – How to Talk to Your Facebook Friends about Fake News
How to Talk to Your Facebook Friends about Fake News
Late last November, something happened on Facebook that happens pretty much every day: An argument broke out over politics. In this particular case, the fight…
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february 2017
How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World
How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World
Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy…
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february 2017
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him. An Italian newspaper reporting on Donald Trump retweeting…
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february 2017
The Truth About The Trump Data Team That People Are Freaking Out About - BuzzFeed News
The Truth About The Trump Data Team That People Are Freaking Out About
Alexander Nix is a director at SCL Group and CEO of its subsidiary, Cambridge Analytica, which worked on President Trump’s campaign. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images…
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february 2017
4chan knew of the media's attacks on Milo before-hand
4chan knew of the media's attacks on Milo before-hand
Yesterday, several mainstream websites ran a series of personality attacks on Milo Yiannopoulos, accusing him of promoting pedophilia and demanding that he be…
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february 2017
The Aesthetics of the Alt-Right – Post-Office Arts Journal
The Aesthetics of the Alt-Right – Post-Office Arts Journal
M. Ambedkar Editor’s Note: This article includes an in-depth inquiry into the online activities of political groups for which misogyny, racism, and…
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february 2017
Tech and the Fake Market tactic – Humane Tech – Medium
Tech and the Fake Market tactic – Humane Tech – Medium
In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most media or…
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february 2017
Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber — Susan J. Fowler
Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber
As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I left and…
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february 2017
The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium
The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine – Scout: Science Fiction + Journalism – Medium
There’s a new automated propaganda machine driving global politics. How it works and what it will mean for the future of democracy. Illustration: Cody…
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february 2017
Can You Secure an Iron Cage? | Limn
Can You Secure an Iron Cage?
The Extortion Stack The Paradoxical Authority of the Certified Ethical Hacker Can You Secure an Iron Cage? Limn Number 8 is Underway Issue Number Eight: Hacks,…
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february 2017
Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED
Meet the Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News and Corrupted the US Election
WIRED Logo SCROLL DOWN Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex The first article about Donald Trump that Boris ever…
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february 2017
Presidential Interference with the Census is a Bad Idea | Brennan Center for Justice
Presidential Interference with the Census is a Bad Idea | Brennan Center for Justice
Presidential Interference with the Census is a Bad Idea The independence of the Census Bureau could be at risk and with it the accuracy of a vital data source…
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february 2017
Experts on the Pros and Cons of Algorithms | Pew Research Center
Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age
(filistimlyanin/iStock.com) Algorithms are instructions for solving a problem or completing a task. Recipes are algorithms, as are math equations. Computer code…
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february 2017
www.nytimes.com
Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’
Stephen K. Bannon, center, President Trump’s chief strategist, met with business leaders at the White House on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON…
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february 2017
www.nytimes.com
Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself
Peter Thiel, a staunch supporter of the president-elect, at his condo on Union Square in Manhattan. Donald Trump has “a phenomenal understanding of people,” Mr.…
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february 2017
Will the Real Psychometric Targeters Please Stand Up? | Civic Hall
Will the Real Psychometric Targeters Please Stand Up? | Civic Hall
For the past week or so, an article titled “ The Data That Turned the World Upside Down ” has been following me around like a bad headcold. The article tells a…
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february 2017
What Does Peter Thiel Want?
What Does Peter Thiel Want?
Image: Jim Cooke, Photo: Getty Tonight, in Cleveland, Silicon Valley billionaire, Facebook board member, and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel will address…
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february 2017
Transition Adviser Peter Thiel Could Directly Profit From Mass Deportations
Transition Adviser Peter Thiel Could Directly Profit From Mass Deportations
Palantir Technologies, the data-mining company co-founded by billionaire and Trump transition adviser Peter Thiel, will likely assist the Trump administration…
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