🍶 Freeman while pondering about the nature of social media and how it facilitates strong opinions, biases and groupthink that leads to toxicity , one wonders what it would look like if a social media were to block the use of "I" and "you", sort of like in the UK parliament (they only block the second person pronoun)
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🎯 Gallium Oxide Counterpoint: the UK Parliament has created a country where working class 12-year-olds are literally arrested for writing racial epithets against multimillionaire footballers on social media
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🐠 Sam E. I guess people would just replace those words by others, such as "ii really like to eat bananas, but not with u".
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🍶 Freeman True, was thinking of a hypothetical NLP algorithm that could regulate a form of speech syntactically. If it were possible to boil down problematic comments in that sense. I compared it to the rule in uk parliament because not addressing each other directly doesn't stifle free speech yet (arguably) limits the degree of personal attacks detrimental to a productive debate
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☕ David Antoine And then what? You are going to restrict the speech of bad people but at the same time restrict the speech of those who want to denounce them or point out their stupidity. In doing so, forcing a PC language, you're not better then the people you want to oppose (preferentially in a peaceful manner). But I guess that's is where the West is heading towrds, new anti speech anti science dark ages... What a pity.
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🐠 Sam E. It doesn't have to be an anti speech things though. It can be a way to experiment with discussion rules and see how people adapt to new ones. The idea is flawed IMHO but interesting in itself.
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Xor Then people would say a awful lot of me and we
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🍶 Freeman Would be fun to see people talk with the royal pronoun or like peter griffin :D
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🌪️ Angelino Desmet Ponder this: plenty of reasons to quitfacebook.org.
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🍶 Freeman For sure, down with the big brother(s)!
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