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"The powerlessness many people feel in the face of new technologies may have something to do with the undemocratic nature of their development": theintercept.com/2018/01/07/bl (via Twitter)

@stefanieschulte@mastodon.cloudsomwhat Ironic if you wanted to watch the TV show you have to do so not on a normal linear TV but on a platform driven by exact same algorithms.

I have some idea of how these work but unnerving how devious they are. I use adblockers but my social media traffic and also what I *don't* use is still indexed - Google and birb genuinely think I am a middle aged friar/missionary who sails between UK/NL/DE and uses 5 UK mobile phones and VPN to confuse them (so I get results like this) 😸

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