@tanyabasu: YouTube’s algorithm seems to be funneling people to alt-right videos

A new study suggests what we’ve suspected for years is right: YouTube is a pipeline for extremism and hate. How do we know that? More than 330,000 videos on nearly 350 YouTube channels were analyzed and manually classified according to a system designed by the Anti-Defamation League. They were labeled as either media (or what we think ofContinue reading “@tanyabasu: YouTube’s algorithm seems to be funneling people to alt-right videos”

Google Says Don’t Break the Internet–Again–this time to Oracle at SCOTUS — Music Technology Policy

His Master had told him to call for help should a Wolf attack the flock, and the Villagers would drive it away. So now, though he had not seen anything that even looked like a Wolf, he ran toward the village shouting at the top of his voice, “Wolf! Wolf!” As he expected, the Villagers […]Continue reading “Google Says Don’t Break the Internet–Again–this time to Oracle at SCOTUS — Music Technology Policy”

Big Tech Election Interference Redux

Here they come again: Hawkfish is Big Tech’s latest attempt to interfere in elections, this time with added Bloomberg, Ron Conway (massive infringers Google/Facebook) and Fred Wilson (viciously exploitative Sofar and the massive infringer Cloudflare). Why should Cambridge Analytica have all the fun? Mike Bloomberg is plowing millions of dollars into a secretive tech firmContinue reading “Big Tech Election Interference Redux”

More Value Gap Evidence Cuts Against Safe Harbor

Graham Henderson (@GFHenderson) writes on Twitter: “Music Canada hired an economist, Dr George Barker, to factor in inflation & GDP. Something to remember when you think about the size of this gap is that the music industry until 1999 & almost from inception outpaced BOTH inflation and GDP. So you are really looking at aContinue reading “More Value Gap Evidence Cuts Against Safe Harbor”