In principle, I’m a big supporter of freedom, at the same time, even I have some limits.
I’m seriously concerned about “fake news”. Previously I posted the proposal - Feature request - ability to mark evidence as "fake news"
Now I suggest “fake news” prevention mechanism to be extended. At the same time, I’m worried that will create another 1984: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministries_of_Nineteen_Eighty-Four#Ministry_of_Truth
That’s why thinking about the right incentive design. People participating in the network, veryfying the facts, creating and voting on disputes. If Basic Attention Token fuels the Brave browser, maybe the publishers earning money can voluntarily join the “fake news” prevention network. Brave could automatically highlight the disputed, verifified or debunked statemets.
(pretty sure there are Chrome extensions that do similar but I don’t think any of them achieved the economy of the scale)
I know that in theory free market, people have brains, it’s up to individual to decide, awake and realise what’s going on. At the same time I’m worried about all the years of brainwashing.
(credit to YouTube for highlighting where is money coming from)
See what happens if one company controls the message:
Some current and some old treaties and rules of war.
Hybrid warfare is a military strategy which employs political warfare and blends conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyberwarfarewith other influencing methods, such as fake news, diplomacy, lawfare and foreign electoral intervention.
“Fake news” does not have to be outright lying (this can be easily spotted) but telling the narrative that focuses on a certain angle rather than a full picture.
Example of “fake news” reporting
I call it “fake news” because even though the individual statements can be factually correct, they are not representing the underlying reality:
Russia’s Federal Forestry Agency says more than 2.7m hectares (6.7m acres) of remote forest are currently burning across six Siberian and eastern regions.
However, Greenpeace Russia says as many as 3.3m hectares are burning - an area bigger than Belgium.
Ten planes and 10 helicopters with firefighting equipment were being deployed in the regions.
Whether it is
3.3m does not really matter at this scale. Do not emphasise the discrepancy.
What really matters here is a giant number and ten planes or 10 helicopters are not going to make a difference. Do not offer people false hope shit sandwich.
I genuinely think this guys is disgraceful
And if only it was possible shoudl pay the fine
My attempt to TELL THE TRUTH
Under the normal circumstances I couldn’t care less.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala (you are more hooked on negative news)
Think whatever you think, click whatever you click.
It’s just the fact that escalating climate change is so dangerous, that denying this fact cost me dearly.
Shameless plug: https://genesis.re/wiki#Plan_B
I’m really hoping that Diamandis and XPrize will pick it up, R&D is resources consuming and design of this scale will require serious brainpower…