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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]


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Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers – “Asserting that alt-right “trolls” were a deciding factor in Trump’s victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.”

#watch and

Are You Lost In The World Like Me? – “The official music video I created for Moby and The Void Pacific Choir, ‘Are You Lost In The World Like Me?'”

Gorillaz – Saturnz Barz (Spirit House) – Album release date is April 28.

trump pee tape: real sex tape from moscow ritz-carlton!!! – “stay freaky, impeach trump….. sexy putin piss tape collusion #trumprussia #trumptape #goldenshowers”


Dissecting Trump’s Most Rabid Online Following
“And all of those hate-based subreddits? They’re decidedly in r/The_Donald’s corner.”

Who’s Tracking Your Faceprint? – “Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.”

We Redacted Everything That’s Not a Verifiably True Statement From Trump’s Time Interview About Truth – “President Trump recently participated in an interview with Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer for a cover story about his relationship with the truth. Predictably, this conversation really tested the limits of irony.”

The Emergence Of The White Troll Behind A Black Face – “The ultimate intention, is to create discord and confusion and essentially make people of color look bad. That’s what a lot of the behaviors are designed to do.”

blackout poetry generator – “Turns any web page into a work of procedurally generated blackout poetry!”

Kill Fascists (@fascists_exe) – “this bot kills fascists”

Kurt Eichenwald Case: Texas Grand Jury Says a GIF Is a ‘Deadly Weapon’ – “A Texas grand jury has decided that a GIF can be just as deadly as a gun or knife.”

Donald Trump Is the Media – “With platforms like Twitter, Donald Trump is able to disrupt congressional hearings in real time.”

‘How The Internet Broke Politics’ with Peter Sunde – STEAL THIS SHOW – “We also learn why Peter got into an argument with Creative Commons founder Larry Lessig – and whether Trump could actually be a good thing for world politics; how 4Chan, Anonymous and Wikileaks became players on the political stage and how they function as new gatekeepers” Sunde is on a weird trip politically, but still an interesting interview.


Elite Nazi-allied order from Hungary claims Trump adviser Gorka is a sworn member – “President Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is a member of a far-right group listed by the State Department as having been ‘under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany’ during World War II.”


Autoritäre Unordnung – “Die Antiutopien des 20. Jahrhunderts stellten das Leben in Autokratien in der Regel als vorhersehbar, streng geregelt, mechanisch, gleichgeschaltet und starr vor. Sie irrten sich. Denn es waren und sind gerade die Provokationen von Unvorhersehbarkeit, die autokratische Regime kennzeichnen.”

Ein Hacker skizziert die (noch) junge Geschichte der Netzzensur an Schweizer Unis – “Die Universität Fribourg ist nicht die erste Schweizer Universität, die das Internet zensiert. Aber die einzige, die noch immer daran festhält.”

Andreas Glarner befeuert Hass gegen Juso-Frauen auf Facebook – “Andreas Glarner verfasste eine Steilvorlage für Frauenhass auf Social Media. Für die sexistischen und rassistischen Kommentare übernahm er kaum Verantwortung – stattdessen blockierte er Gegenaktivisten.”

Laurie Penny: Die nächste Revolution ist feministisch – “Laurie Penny ist die zurzeit wichtigste junge Feministin. Mit ihrer zugleich wütenden wie witzigen Art schaffte sie es, dem Feminismus neues Leben einzuhauchen. Im Gespräch mit Barbara Bleisch spricht sie über den Zusammenhang von Körper und Kapitalismus und von Fantasie und Revolution. ” An hour-long interview.

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