Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time To Take a Hard Look at Social Media

A YouTube app called YouTube Kids linked kids to wacko conspiracy videos that claim reptile-human hybrids rule the world. YouTube was apparently not aware of it.

Here's what they said:
The YouTube Kids app is home to a wide variety of content that includes enriching and entertaining videos for families. This content is screened using human trained systems. That being said, no system is perfect and sometimes we miss the mark. When we do, we take immediate action to block the videos or, as necessary, channels from appearing in the app. We will continue to work to improve the YouTube Kids app experience.
My favorite part: "This content is screened using human trained systems." How's that for gobbeldygook? For how many kids is it too late, and they've turned to FoxNews?


 Pay attention to this Cambridge Analytica story. Cambridge Analytica is owned by dark money billionaires. Nobody associated with it (Steve Bannon, Mike Flynn, Wikileaks, Jared Kushner, the Trumps) is noted for personal integrity.

Two points:

Our computerized world has grown faster than our ability understand its dangers.

The problem with a STEM education is that you reach adulthood without understanding concepts like right and wrong, personal character, charity, etc.

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