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zeynep tufekci @zeynep floating in a most peculiar way

Thinking about our tools, ourselves. @UNC prof. Writer at @TheAtlantic @NYTimes. Was @SciAm @Wired. Book:https://t.co/j57eEmRHYw. Also https://t.co/AuuEUHWn84

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And journalists and others in these protests. Please WEAR A HELMET. Tear gas hurts a lot but well, for those withou… https://t.co/JZSVaBUX7WFolks, *forget* about vinegar for tear gas. This below is great (saline solution) and easy to make. Just water is f… https://t.co/vZWx4VpFR8.@zeynep writes eloquently & in depth in @TheAtlantic what I've been saying the past 2 days: @realDonaldTrump's ant… https://t.co/uw3e0nXCOw
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @jilliancyork @ICONOCLASTIAE They don't take them apart, though. Just throw back. I've witnessed them use badminton… https://t.co/awbomxd2SbProblem with the knee-jerk analysis swamp is three-fold: One, it's false, duh. Two, it makes the administration loo… https://t.co/HWLVNHdBYYVery often the factual assertions that the administration makes are, well, wildly false (about China, about WHO). T… https://t.co/uaHcBcsQDdThere's knee-jerk analysis swamp: "Trump says WHO or China had failures/cover-ups, then it must be false as he's ju… https://t.co/kqT3fkCmZeI've been critical of the WHO leadership on its handling the early phase of the pandemic. But WHO does very importa… https://t.co/wX1n1WybaPImportant to remember that European countries are generally not implementing contact tracing and quarantine measure… https://t.co/h3BrmthW9i
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciMore #COVID19 evidence that children are a sink (they can get infected) rather than a source (they rarely pass it o… https://t.co/6dwYqaoN3j
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciNot sure what “Latin Americanization” means. Latin America didn’t invent police violence and corruption, fascism, r… https://t.co/2K216yt9UP
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciTrump knows exactly what he’s doing with his absurd executive order on social media. So does Mark Zuckerberg. Mus… https://t.co/etSqxDHE0l
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @berniebromanny MTA union has confirmed this is the official position of all bus drivers in the city: https://t.co/RtR1JlhPUZ
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciNYPD commandeered a city bus for prisoner transport. The driver steps off the bus and refuses to drive it. Crowd ch… https://t.co/TtadeVnNne
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciShooting rubber bullets directly at a reporting crew while the camera is clearly rolling. Interesting strategy. https://t.co/BDmUBcpR70
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciWow. Much oversight. So impressed. https://t.co/PCfPb5r3CdHey y'all, there is a fraudulent Venmo account circulating with our name on it. At this time, the Minnesota Freedom… https://t.co/xAnMq8feof
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciThe difference is pretty clear, different audiences. Zuckerberg’s Fox New appearance had an audience of one, Trump,… https://t.co/JC1knPCPg2
5/30
2020
Read this thread 👇 Trump's public spat with @Twitter serves his own dark electoral logic, and Zuckerberg appears to… https://t.co/uz3ASgP8TL
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciJFK died of a combination of Addison's disease and a bullet to the head https://t.co/c8hNADWOeo
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciHere you go. https://t.co/ne4d1A91TTExcellent @TheAtlantic piece by @zeynep . Worth stressing every time: this is a tech / media / info / disinfo comp… https://t.co/CXINR7zcVL
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @SteveBellovin wowDefinitely, the EO was a political doc sending a message to his supporters and the companies he wants to have get i… https://t.co/yFxpZZCHoH
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci... https://t.co/jNBWDMkuXtMy plea to people writing about Trump's actions on Hong Kong is to solicit the opinion of Hong Kongers! They think,… https://t.co/RYYYkJ42kG
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciThe answer isnt in a close reading of Facebook’s policies, but it’s interests. https://t.co/hphEU3orVWSilicon Valley employs liberals but that doesn't matter. When Facebook's own researchers found that "fake news, spa… https://t.co/HVZi0NqJIB
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciThread. https://t.co/YpDJ7azwGu“I’m gonna die” “Tell my kids I love them” “....Momma...” George Floyd as he dies #JusticeForGeorge
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciFacebook employees seem to not understand the company they are working for. https://t.co/ibWHQ96orjAs so often: @zeynep with the crucial essence https://t.co/BcUVqgE3Ej
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciI asked my colleague Dr. Stephen J. Russell, former head of Molecular Medicine @MayoClinic, & an acclaimed research… https://t.co/MMqGVgDLYc
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciThis is deeply related to why I ultimately disbelieve the idea that engineers have control. A union of engineers m… https://t.co/AfssIkCj6I
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciTrump's rage tweets and his EO aren't about Twitter. They're a ref-working ploy aimed at Mark Zuckerberg. Trump… https://t.co/VwESOO4tNR
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciExcellent and concise analysis https://t.co/UERnRx5Nle
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @nicolejamessays It doesn't matter then, either.Silicon Valley employs liberals but that doesn't matter. When Facebook's own researchers found that "fake news, spa… https://t.co/HVZi0NqJIBTrump is working the refs—specifically the one who has absolute control over the most important platform: Mark Zuck… https://t.co/OXrI2AbPzEI keep seeing deep legal analyses of Trump's executive order on social media, wondering if it might hurt him and wh… https://t.co/pYKTfT1Ufb @deaneckles Well, humanities isn't just the "classics." But I agree that reading more of this or that, or having et… https://t.co/stsW09eQwQ"If protecting black people’s lives from blatant false reports that may endanger them is not big enough fish to fry… https://t.co/t0woLdJDmS
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci"I’m sure it’s a difficult time for her, but is it enough of a deterrent to future #AmyCooper s? Absent a prosecuti… https://t.co/vHSE3PmoFa
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @NAChristakis *good, duh. @NAChristakis Anyway, I wrote that piece to say, like boycotts, this is not some unalloyed good, but we must consid… https://t.co/SVJouterQX @NAChristakis In Sri Lanka Muslim businesses are being boycotted out of bigotry. (Part of my research last year). T… https://t.co/JPbMxYyXvb @NAChristakis Boycotts are a form of punishing behavior via economic sanctions too. I don’t think they’re always r… https://t.co/0KycSCjKXy @NAChristakis But do read my piece. The woman with that joke is exactly my example of when this kind of mass speech… https://t.co/8O9M4TJCzk @EggNik @NAChristakis @HawkguyClint @JohnFatherJohn I excel at coffee cup reading, because it’s a form of storytell… https://t.co/JVlizsNT1E @NAChristakis @HawkguyClint @JohnFatherJohn You drive a tough bargain! But deal. (By the way reading your book, I r… https://t.co/knbyCz5unL
5/29
2020
@WndlB @kujo1017 @NAChristakis There are laws on the books, and people who swat (which I think is similar to what s… https://t.co/DRfAHZeM4D @HawkguyClint @JohnFatherJohn @NAChristakis No, it's okay. I don't mind disagreeing with him and I am actually writ… https://t.co/QIhloUXfLS @NAChristakis If you read the piece, I'm not naive about mass expressions of fury like this. But the word mob might… https://t.co/vrJvxIuqkD @NAChristakis That's not what I'm saying. When there is no legal protection for victims (and there is none; neither… https://t.co/F73cqvlakR @conor64 Institutions: police. Enough said. Laws: little to no help even when police are caught on camera. Also no… https://t.co/GA9fUmzFql @conor64 So the ideal world is removing racism from people's hearts and minds. Till that merry day, I'm for lesseni… https://t.co/hu50WJo8dh @conor64 This is hard in twitter-length response but people become let's say, unhinged in culturally-sanctioned way… https://t.co/Kod7Atca0F @NAChristakis Call it online fury. It's sometimes dangerous and destructive, but it is also sometimes the voice of… https://t.co/7p6SjFWjOuI'm not expecting DA's to start prosecuting this or— gasp—actually prosecute police "misconduct" which includes cho… https://t.co/JIOAFKO7nPThread. https://t.co/szV713vtM1
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciAlways always a must read ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/W2hrgovCdt
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @kelkord Thank you! And I say this as someone who could easily have written many pieces worrying about “online mobs.” But this one?"Swatting is a criminal harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into sending a police and emergency ser… https://t.co/3TdbtkV8gq
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciIn response to queries: - Yes, this is a wholly appropriate use of leaf blowers. - This guy appears to be using a… https://t.co/ikjLiW4Lq9
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @jameszimmermann I thought it was a brilliant de-escalatory tactic to the problems of unleashed dogs, but for the s… https://t.co/jIuPCsHKICYes, the core issue is the racist police conduct that allows them to be weaponized against black people. In an idea… https://t.co/1NWMRFbSjFI like the framing of this as an attempted swatting. It's accurate and emphasises the gravity of what Cooper attemp… https://t.co/v6NO1ap3lX
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci"swatting-adjacent" is an eerie (and unfortunately, accurate) way of describing what happened. https://t.co/STFXpk8etx
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciI'm agnostic on what the charges would be and would be okay with anything that would help deter, and there are laws… https://t.co/H18flQ3SIDThis is a good point. Swatting and other attempts like the one we saw are a form of attempted "murder by cop" and s… https://t.co/b26RAKrypk
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciMy piece on why the online rage against Amy Cooper's attempted swatting of a black man (yes, yes, it was a form of… https://t.co/cq7peQcapB @fredtingaud Yep. Absolute garbage up top. Very consistent, too.I was working the February day the U.S reported its first known death in Washington state. I sobbed when 300 peop… https://t.co/Qm4aMeHMcf
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciOver 50% of Hong Kong's students have PERSONALLY witnessed police brutality, as have a majority of 'localists' and… https://t.co/b6mNE4TrTm
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciAround late March, some of us began recommending universal masking in the US. Not realizing this a month earlier… https://t.co/pxkIDW3eXA
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciAs far as I can tell, nobody got infected from the two hairstylist who worked for eight days with 140 clients while… https://t.co/5Jvrsh7D0O @KnBrckr Yeah, my experience, too. Even after decades of using MS products, I'm frustrated everyday. And I have no choice at work!I know. Basic stuff should be easy to do, including for novices. But whenever I point that out, part of the push ba… https://t.co/0b8b904KI4Always an assumption that I'm an idiot with computers (implied old and/or female). I've been programming since I wa… https://t.co/DtKBUpH1I1 @cakotz @Rationalbot Screenshot then. I've been programming since I was a preteen. Not a novice here. @RoarWomenRoar Please send a screenshot! I searched for days; my help team (not at all incompetent) searched and co… https://t.co/OheqsCwWg0 @RecIaimTheNet Okay, now sort it by subject! Search *and* sort which is the most basic function in an email client.Yep. It's all so terrible that there is no way it would be a viable product if it weren't for the fact that end-use… https://t.co/hEnRqOfetlI'm not a novice user at all but I often cannot manage to do simple things in Microsoft products, and end up asking… https://t.co/vQ4loOY0hRTIL that in Outlook Web Interface you cannot search and sort your inbox. That is, you can't search for a term and t… https://t.co/Bkg0faJxMw @AbraarKaran Amazing example! It's like a reverse looking for keys under the light. "We didn't lose the keys, we ju… https://t.co/E6VWhhpF4tImportant thread on why the claim that there was “no community spread” in February was ridiculous given that testin… https://t.co/C3GJh0k4d4
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciFollow-up. Researcher joins an "alternate health" group of 70k members and Facebook's algorithm quickly recommends… https://t.co/os99x9y7i6The U.S. has long resisted harm reduction for sex and drug use, and it's the same story now for social contact duri… https://t.co/0x0IIsesyn
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciBrand new perspective in Science says what we've all been thinking for weeks: MASKS WORK. It also throws some sha… https://t.co/2yKwN6RQZB
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciMasks provide a critical barrier in limiting the spread of #COVID19, reducing the number of infectious viruses in e… https://t.co/zJp2zWFK0J
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciNEW: NYC is expanding access to hotels for people w/ covid who can't safely separate from family at home. This is k… https://t.co/9wgbOAROrs
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci6/ Asymptomatic spreaders, or more likely, pre-symptomatic spreaders, are an increasing concern as counties and sta… https://t.co/DrF5losaIJ
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciGrandpa Wong is 86 years old. Look at him. (Via @amnestypress.) https://t.co/70jqfGwfpQ
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5/28
2020
Once again, @Facebook refuses to enforce its own, clearly spelled out policies - this time about election misinform… https://t.co/s7IngckpSC
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciPost-doc job alert! https://t.co/9PUEQQKFVU
Retweeted by zeynep tufekci @nsokolsky We're a US-based university. Those are the rules.So people asking: Yes, you may work remotely but these are positions in a US university so you *will* need a legal… https://t.co/H1EiMPkxzNCool jobs alert! https://t.co/kpOqfliVEA
Retweeted by zeynep tufekciThis is already happening — Twitter & Facebook took down Bolsonaro's posts re coronavirus, while keeping Trump's —… https://t.co/mrayPGyVoh
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5/27
2020

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