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Sigal Samuel / The Atlantic:
How citizen journalists and scholars are using the internet to find Uighur internment and “reeducation” camps and expose the persecution of minorities in China   —  The country is using high-tech methods of repression, but even the simplest tech may be enough to expose it.
Sep 16, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
California law, mandating cannabis-delivery drivers to be classified as employees, shows the real-world effects of changes in gig-economy worker classification   —  Ever since the emergence of companies like Uber and Lyft, businesses and labor advocates have engaged in an endless …
Sep 16, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Fiverr and other freelancing sites have broadened employment opportunities for workers, but endless competition has led to lower wages and little stability   —  You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat.
Sep 2, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Businesses have been collecting, selling, and reusing personal data for decades; Google and Facebook only made the process more visible via better ad targeting   —  A barista gets burned at work, buys first-aid cream at Target, and later that day sees a Facebook ad for the same product.
Aug 26, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Jeff Jarvis / The Atlantic:
Internet platforms are places of public conversations where society negotiates norms of acceptable behavior; Infowars bans show the process is starting to work   —  This post was updated on Friday, August 10 at 7:53 p.m. to reflect the author's role as the founder of a Facebook-funded project.
Aug 11, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As memes become more complex, creators say they usually have to rely on a suite of apps to craft their memes as no single app fully meets their needs   —  Last year, Alex, a 19-year-old in California who runs a network of Instagram pages dedicated to publishing memes, became so frustrated …
Aug 2, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “flop accounts” on Instagram, which some teens use to discuss hot-button topics and consider as more reliable than traditional media   —  It's harder and harder to have an honest debate on the internet.  Social-media platforms like Twitter, Reddit …
Jul 27, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Some of the biggest meme accounts on Instagram have gone private in recent months as their owners say it's a new way to gain followers on a crowded platform   —  Over the past six months, some of Instagram's biggest meme pages—like Shithead Steve, with more than 2.5 million followers …
Jul 16, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update   —  A decade ago, if you were a bored teen looking to post about suburban life, relationship problems, Starbucks, or fleeting thoughts like, “The holidays are approaching and being single sucksssss lol,” you might turn to Facebook.
Jul 15, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity   —  Since Martin Belcher, a 50-year-old customer-services adviser based in the U.K., joined Twitter in 2012, he's tweeted out thousands …
Jul 14, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context

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