📅 Thought for today:
‘Censorship no longer works by hiding information from you; censorship works by flooding you with immense amounts of misinformation, of irrelevant information, of funny cat videos until you’re just unable to focus.’
— Yuval Noah Harari
#thoughtfortoday #censorship #socialmedia #lessons #learning #WYSINWYG
I learned an interesting lesson about LinkedIn yesterday.
I post these thoughts every day for me – the process of thinking about the moment and my thoughts and feelings is what is important to me.
I am always grateful for feedback and comments.
Social media platforms like to tell me how many people see the posts. By that, I mean how many people they have let see the posts.
I thought yesterday’s post was fine, but an algorithm at LI did not like something. I don’t know whether it was the person whose quote I used (who is controversial), or the image I chose (of a woman experiencing emotional pain). I suspect the latter because if you don’t look very closely, it could appear to be a naked woman that could cause offence (it isn’t).
Meanwhile, my FB feed is filled with adverts for irrelevant products and services (like restaurants miles away) or LADBible videos with clickbait titles which are pretty “meh”. What you see is not what you get.
I got no notification from LI, which is why I think an AI decided to suppress the story – it was shown to no one and only seen by people who looked for it. Isn’t that slightly worrying?