Techdirt Podcast Episode 154: Truth, Trust, Transparency And Tribalism

from the panel-discussion dept

A couple of weeks ago, Mike was in Washington, DC for the State Of The Net conference, where he participated in a panel called Internet Speech: Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism. For this week's podcast, we've got the audio from that conversation with all sorts of interesting ideas about how people are dealing with fake news, trolls, propaganda and more.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 13 Feb 2018 @ 1:50pm

    Truth? Not wanted!
    Trust? Fuck You, that's what!
    Transparency? Mind your own fucking business!
    Tribalism? Hell yes, my sheep vs your sheep keeps them very busy! Step into my office while we discuss things while the flocks bicker!

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Feb 2018 @ 4:48pm

    Well, you left out "Treachery" of multi-national corporations which intend to be gatekeepers on all speech, but that's typical Techdirt terseness.

    "Download Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism"
    Simply doesn't work with javascript, so THERE'S A PRICE TO PAY: privacy. You'll get uniquely ID'd and tracked all over the web. TRACKING is another drawback not mentioned at the conference, because They gain money from it!

    Foiled there, so tried:
    "Users who like Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism"
    NONE
    "Users who reposted Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism"
    NONE
    "Playlists containing Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism"
    NONE
    "More tracks like Truth, Trust, Transparency & Tribalism"
    Only one from "Cracked", apparently the humor magazine, which certainly is right category for Techdirt.

    And gain, would Techdirt please state how many times downloaded / listened to? Inquiring minds want to know.

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      Anonymous Coward, 13 Feb 2018 @ 5:29pm

      Re: Well, you left out "Treachery" of multi-national corporations which intend to be gatekeepers on all speech, but that's typical Techdirt terseness.

      This coming from the schmuck who makes himself identifiable in the most obnoxious way possible. A planet of TOR IP addresses couldn't hide your blue backside from a two-year-old.

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    zurbergram, 14 Feb 2018 @ 5:10am

    Listening to this podcast, I feel like when I believe Dr. John Samples
    spoke people's reactions were like "uh, ok, and on to the next thing", lol.

    This is not saying his opinion is not worth hearing just that his opinion in this setting seemed to not contribute to the discussions in the podcast.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Feb 2018 @ 10:43am

    The ambassador and CATO guy spent the conversation talking past each other through a 20th century lens. Mike and the professor (band name) were making points about the actual internet. .

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