Facebook founder and wannabe God – Emperor Mark Zuckerberg has always been an advocate of encouraging people not to think foor themselves because computers are smarter than humans and will always make better decisions. Algorithms know best.
Unfortunately CIA / NSA collaborator Zuckerberg is a computer nerd, (homo nerdius superfluous) a sub species that shares common ancestors with humans, chimps, gorillas and neanderthals but unlike modern humans did not develop the basic nous that is the foundation of all our cognitive abilities. He cannot think for himself and relies on computers to make his decisions. Lacking the ability to relate to other humans other than by treating them as machines, he assumes all hominids are the same as him.
Real humans (homo sapiens sapiens – man who knows he knows) knows (and knows he knows) the algorithm doesn’t always know best, in fact unless your DNA contains a significant input of genes specific to homo nerdius superfluous you will have observed that Amazons suggestions of books or records you might want, Google’s suggestions for sites you would benefit from visiting and Facebooks regular impersonation of Harry Enfield’s Annoying Neighbour Character, who stops you doing stuff you want to be doing by interrupting with the words, “YOU DON’T WANNA DO THAT”, the algorithms interruptions are so far off target it’s like firing a shotgun at an aircraft hangar from two yards and missing.
Late last month (August 2016,) the Zuckerbugger’s zoons put an algorithm in charge of the Facebook “trending” feature, to select the most popular topics, articles and keywords on the web in a narrow timeframe and with due respect for the ‘safe space’ of millenials who can be traumatised if they encounter microaggrrrrressions in the form of controversial ideas or unorthodox opinions . The change was made necessary in the spring when the more delicate little flowers that use Facebook began to complain that the contract workers who modrated the news headline feature were not filtering articles that should have been blocked for political reasons. It was alleged that words like Trump and Republican were appearing.
In recent days however, The Wall Street Journal reports, the “trending” lists have appeared more flawed than when humans were in charge. There have been false stories, misidentified keywords, and trivia in the place of more serious news items such as Taylor Swift’s new lipstick.
“This doesn’t seem like an appropriate solution,” said Jason Turcotte, assistant professor of communication at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. “Algorithms don’t necessarily respond to news values or journalistic ethics. Algorithms respond to keywords, search terms and trends.”
In replacing the team who had run “trending,” Facebook effectively redefined what it regards as news. Relying on an algorithm distances the company from what appears on the site—though the algorithm itself is written by humans.
However, as The Onion (comedically) explains, reliance on algorithms carries some big risks …
Assuring users that the company’s entire team of engineers was working hard to make sure a glitch like this never happens again, Facebook executives confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that a horrible accident last night involving the website’s algorithm had resulted in thousands of users being exposed to new concepts.
“Unfortunately, late Monday evening, a major failure in our news feed program allowed a significant number of users to come into contact with concepts unfamiliar to them,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg, appearing contrite as he emphasized to reporters that the issue had been resolved and that it was now safe to visit the social media site again without fear of encountering any opinions, notions, or perspectives not aligning with one’s existing worldview.
“To those who were forced to read a headline they did not agree with when they visited Facebook yesterday, we are deeply sorry. It’s an inexcusable failing on our part if your viewpoints were not reinforced by what you saw onscreen. I want all Facebook users to know that you’ll never again encounter any ideas on our site that are in any way novel or ideologically challenging to you—that’s my personal promise.”
Zuckerberg then concluded the press conference by thanking users for their support, assuring them that a news article confirming their own individual political and personal biases would be directed to their news feeds with more information on Facebook’s policy.
But as WSJ notres, Facebook plans to use the algorithm to expand “trending.”
“A more algorithmically driven process allows us to scale Trending to cover more topics and make it available to more people globally over time,” Facebook said in a statement last month.
Several former curators now wonder if Facebook will simply get rid of the feature… especially if non-liberal, microagrrrressions start spreading non – conformist ideas into the mainstream. And that of course is what the ruling elites fear the most.
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Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps ‘Smarter Than Humans’
In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems “that are better than humans at our primary senses.”
War On Cash – A Country By Country Guide
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Obama Crowns Himself Emperor Of The Internet
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Online shills paid to control your perception by spreading propaganda using up to 10 online personas
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n recent years the scientific community have been clamouring to tell us thy are close to mapping the workings of the human brain and understanding the workings of the human mind. now I recall while recovering from a brain haemorrhage fifteen years ago being told by a very good doctor that medical science was only just starting to understand that the brain (a physical organ) and the mind (a mystery) were very different things. And I have neither read nor heard anything since to make me think he was wrong.
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We all have an idea of who and what we are but is it anywhere near the truth. Science scoffs at notions like mind over matter but what if there is more mind than matter. The Hindu and Buddhist concept of Maya tells is what we think of as reality is an illusion … (Index Philo and Sophia)
Obama’s Dr. Evil Presidency OKs Biological Warfare Research Using Human Babies
This shocking article embedded here from Nature News shows how deeply corrupt and morally deficienty the Obama Adminidtration truly is. OKing experiments on American babies for a program that can only be aimed at handing more taxpayers money to Big Pharma is extreme even for the crack smoking, rent – boy fucking President of the New World Order’s puppet regime.
Eugenics Belongs To The Left Not The Right
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Prescription Addiction: What The Death Of Michael Jackson Said About Us all
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Cameron, The Coalition and the Free Press
As if trying to difference between Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, the Coalition are pressing ahead with the Labour dream law of press regulation by a state controlled agency.
We Simply Can’t Afford To Pretend We Can Make Severely Disabled People Equal
A case in court this week challeges the government’s decision to cut the Independent Living Fund which allows severely disabled people the ‘dignity’ of living alone, being cared for by two full time carers and with not of the social opportunities of residential care. Why do lefties want to keep it. Control Freakery maybe?
Has The Global Food Supply Fallen Under The Control Of The Big Food Cartel?
Food prices have rocketed over the past two decades, to the extent that even in nations like Britain and the USA poor people are having to rely on free food banks to stay properly nourished. How did the global food supply chain get in such a state. Well our dear chums The New World Oder are at the bottom of it. And then there are all the usual suspects, greedy banks and corporations, incompetent oliticians, corrupt public servants and the Marxist idiots on the left who obstruct the doing of what needs to be done.
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