Media watch – Sunday

17 June 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Zedd

     /  June 17, 2018

    I read on ‘Stuff NZ’ there are allegations that Facebook are shutting down the conversation on cannabis reform & the upcoming ‘reeferendum’.. ads for ‘start the conversation’ etc. being blocked.

    Facebook saying that they do not support ‘illegal drugs’ content.
    BUT is there another agenda going on ?

      • Gezza

         /  June 17, 2018

        Facebook’s now a dungheap of rubbish and rampant data mining by god knows who that long ago abandoned its original ideals and model & sold all its users out completely to whoever had the most money to exploit it, and it continues to do so. Even if you’re paying them they’re selling you to someone else as well.

        I have as little to do with it as possible. The way ought to be right open for a more scrupulous alternative, but they’d probably just buy and compromise it immediately anyway.

        We want everything free – we pay the price. We sell ourselves and pretend it doesn’t matter.

        • phantom snowflake

           /  June 17, 2018

          …and they have the nerve to demand that people use “real names.” http://www.facebook.com/TheGhostWhoWalks is no more!

          • Gezza

             /  June 17, 2018

            PZ posted a Ted Talk item a couple of days back on what it’s doing (and what YouTube’s doing) with AI now, largely unbeknown to most folk. Did you watch it?

            • PartisanZ

               /  June 17, 2018

              “Persuasion Architecture” Gezza …

              Nahhh … It’s “a dungheap of rubbish and rampant data mining …”

              Nicely put.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  June 17, 2018

              No, they’ve lost me long ago.

            • PartisanZ

               /  June 17, 2018

              … Now I’ve just gotta shake this blogging addiction …

            • phantom snowflake

               /  June 17, 2018

              “Blog-Induced Anxiety Disorder.”

            • Gezza

               /  June 17, 2018

              Plus Blog Deprivation Syndrome. They’re usually co-morbid conditions I think.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  June 17, 2018

              PADD = Passive/Aggressive Downtick Disorder

        • Zedd

           /  June 18, 2018

          viva la revolucion

  2. Gezza

     /  June 17, 2018

    I don’t usually bother watching Sunday because with Miriama Kamo fronting it it’s basically just been mostly just a collection of short items of women’s interest stuff whenever I have had a look at it. Nothing in-depth and of much interest for blokes.

    Tonight one of the items is about a controversial gay conversation therapy though and the promos have caught my attention so I’ll have a gander. Sounds like this sort of activity is banned in some countries but not here. Love to see what sort of idiots think they can rewire a gay person to be straight.

    • Gezza

       /  June 17, 2018

      TV1 at 7.30 tonight, or on the plus one channel an hour later if anyone else is remotely interested.

      • Gezza

         /  June 17, 2018

        Oh – of course, Christian religious nuts. Here we go 🙄

        • Gezza

           /  June 17, 2018

          It was a nothing item. Should have known.