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22 hours ago, stevenl said:

Just do a search what black lives matter stands for.

 

Posts like yours show one thing very clearly, the blm message is not coming through.

 

Well, if the message isn't coming through, as you claim, it might be due to the manner of its broadcast. Or to the original message being loaded with wider agendas. Kinda doubt that shouting louder or laying all the blame on the receiving end will contribute much to the "coming through" bit.

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32 minutes ago, simple1 said:

Agree with your first paragraph conclusion - must be quite useful for intelligence agencies.

 

"such platforms...." lol

 

Don't get your comment...

 

 

 

I'm not an "intelligence agency", and still find it useful, for some things - mostly nothing to do with politics or the vileness that's indeed prevalent on parts of such venues. I find it good to know how some people think or to which lows they sink, because it's sometimes hard to grasp or accept. As in yeah, there are really people like that out there....

 

The followup comment was just to sum things. Treating some platforms and venues based on what one reads on the news, especially in political context isn't always the best choice. Granted, there are some that are overtly dedicated to certain positions, ideas and issues where relying on second hand reports would be relevant. In the case of 4chan, less so. To balance that, though, sent a friend to look up this or that there, she came back saying the place was disgusting on so many levels, that's it's hard to pinpoint how it's disgusting. There's that too, sure.

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21 minutes ago, samran said:

Wow, I thought you were a paid up member of the right?
 

And here you are advocating government interference in business independence. That’s what scummy hippy socialists want. 
 

Strange, very strange indeed. Sure you aren’t a hippy? 
 

There is nothing inherently monopolistic about Facebook. It’s having its technological day in the sun, and it will eventually be replaced by something else. Just like every other dominant technology that came before it. 
 

A monopoly means there are barriers to entry to do what you do. There is no law nor unreasonable cost imposed from you trying to emulate them. 
 

And that is market forces - you know, the thing you are supposed to be an advocate of?

I strongly disagree (for once). Network effects and economies of scale naturally lead to monopolies for platforms, unless the market is very segmented. A network with more members has more value, and there is also a high share of fixed cost. 

 

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2 hours ago, candide said:

I strongly disagree (for once). Network effects and economies of scale naturally lead to monopolies for platforms, unless the market is very segmented. A network with more members has more value, and there is also a high share of fixed cost. 

 

All good points. Except that history proves that these network effects can quickly erode. Faster than the dominance of any fixed bricks and mortar  ‘natural monopoly’ infrastructure, where I agree, you do need regulation. 

 

Network effects were a central argument in the DOJs prosecution of Microsoft in the late 90s arguing that Windows was a OS monopoly and that forcing internet explorer as a gateway to the internet was a misuse of market power. 
 

And for a time it was, but then fast forward 5 years and Steve Jobs put paid to that with the iPhone and the Mac, Facebook came along and all of a sudden Microsoft is turning into a cloud company. 
 

I don’t know what it will be, but something will come along to dislodge Facebook. My kids don’t use it and laugh that is for the boomers. Even Instagram is too unhip for them. So it will change and the monopoly is temporary. 
 

By the time you legislate, it will already be not fit for purpose.

 

As such, I’m a big supporter of these types of initiatives which force companies to consider where they direct their advertising. 

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On ‎6‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 3:45 AM, welovesundaysatspace said:

Yes, it is hate speech. You can call an elephant a bicycle. It’s still an elephant. 

That`s racist against bicycles,you should be ashamed of yourself.

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On 6/27/2020 at 8:58 AM, crobe said:

Anyone who really believed that all lives matter would support the BLM movement as it tries to ensure that ALL people are treated fairly in terms of authorities, opportunities etc.

Some people hide behind "All lives matter" slogans when they really mean they do not want to see change and feel threatened by people actually being equal

No it doesn't it breeds discrimination and identity politics.  Singling out one colour is RACIST. 

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49 minutes ago, BobBKK said:

No it doesn't it breeds discrimination and identity politics.  Singling out one colour is RACIST. 

Which it is. That colour also has the authority to enforce that racist bias.

 

Complaining of racialism does not make one racist. But some do constantly complain. Tell me, when where you the subject of racial bias.

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Just now, Sujo said:

Tell me, when where you the subject of racial bias.

Almost every time I've tried to enter a Thai national park (through the front door).

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