Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by Motherboard show how Facebook is using the Menlo Park Police Department to reshape the city.
Becca LewisOne thing that is coming through super strongly in the protests in the peninsula - Facebook has harmed black communities NOT ONLY by driving gentrification, but also by literally FUNDING THE POLICE department in menlo park, to the tune of $2 million/year
Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.
Becca LewisShow your solidarity with the striking Amazon and Instacart workers by NOT using either service today! Workers deserve safety protections and hazard pay ✊❤️ #InstacartStrike #AmazonStrike
Becca LewisI belatedly read this @logic_magazine piece and can't recommend it highly enough. It shows how the myth of automated jobs has hurt workers for centuries by rendering their work precarious and invisible (h/t @AngeleChristin)
We don’t have the answers to stop terror attacks being live streamed, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ask questions
Becca LewisI wrote some brief thoughts on live stream and its role in white supremacist terror: "The platforms build Pandora's boxes with little concern to what's inside, and then they sell them to the public and tell us to open them."
And why evolutionary psychologists loved him right back.
Becca LewisWow, I can't say enough good things about this piece from @maenads_dance on Jeffrey Epstein and the evolutionary psychologists who accepted his money and shared his viewpoint on biology
Students used to be blank slates — now they arrive with agendas
Becca LewisA great (and troubling) piece on the impact of Gamergate in the classroom and how it has a chilling effect on academic freedom: teachers have "become more hesitant to include material about gender, sexuality, and race on their syllabuses."
This article considers how the social-news and community site Reddit.com has become a hub for anti-feminist activism. Examining two recent cases of what are def...
Becca Lewis@alicetiara Other crucial academic research on Gamergate has been published over the past several years: @hegemonyrules writes here about the toxic technocultures on Reddit that helped fuel Gamergate and the fappening
CloudFlare has changed expectations of the moral obligations of technology companies.
Becca LewisI talked to @chengela at MIT tech review about 8chan and Cloudflare, along with @zeynep and @TarletonG. Disruptions to 8chan can have an impact on far-right movements online, even if they don't stop them fully
"I confined myself in my home for nearly a month. I lost half my hair and gained 20 pounds.”
Becca LewisThe only time I publicly posted about the death threats I receive, I got accused by several prominent members of intellectual dark web of making them up to gain power (whatever that means). Anyway, here's a piece about their psychological impact.