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Next at #ORGcon: @mariafarrell with @nighatdad and Azmina Dhrodia talking about abuse online and what we can do about it
With @amnesty, Azmina released a qualitative and quantitative report using machine learning to look at the abuse sent to MPs.
In the 6 weeks up to the 2017 election, @HackneyAbbott received 45% of all abuse sent to MPs. Removing her data, female MPs of colour >
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Next at #ORGcon: @tkingdot and @CCriadoPerez: can online campaigns effect real-world change?
While social media can be a cesspool, it's also a massive advantage to disadvantaged voices. @CCriadoPerez wants to point out that >
< while she is a Jane Austen fangirl, it was a campaign to get female representation on our banknotes, not specifically Austen 😉
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Next at #ORGcon: @NiNanjira: is the Internet helping disadvantaged groups or cementing the power of the powerful?
Half the world's population is still offline, disproportionately women. Women 50% less likely to be online and 35–50% less likely > #ORGcon
< to be politically active online even if they are. Partly because of the cost of access & devices. For the Web to be for everyone > #ORGcon
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Moving from dystopian questions, #ORGcon now hears from @audreyt, civic hacker and Digital Minister of Digital Enterprise for Taiwan.
Short video presentation followed by live Skype Q&A session #ORGcon
(The video's coming from YouTube, but I can't find a link, sorry.)
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Next at #ORGcon: @glinner and @helenlewis. Are we building a utopian dream or a dystopian nightmare?
Graham Linehan has left @Twitter cos their terms of service are clearly meaningless if not applied to @realDonaldTrump, @Cernovich #ORGcon
The free speech of people monetising hate is limiting the free speech of disadvantaged groups. Both speakers talk abt 45's erosion > #ORGcon
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Next up at #ORGcon @Falkvinge on "analogue equivalent rights". Should rights of children be less than ours just cos born in digital age
We used to be able to read news anonymously, whereas now the govt knows which articles we read, for how long and in which order #ORGcon
Walking in public: Schiphol airport has a sign abt Bluetooth and wifi tracking—tracking our every step #ORGcon
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Next #ORGcon session: Ailidh Callander of @privacyint and Rachel Logan of @AmnestyUK: "Is the law the best way to fight mass surveillance?"
Ailidh starts by running us through some of the cases civil society has taken against the UK govt since the @Snowden revelations, > #ORGcon
< including the case 10 human rights organisations are taking against the UK at the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday #ORGcon
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Next #ORGcon session: @MylesJackman & @pandorablake in discussion with @wendyg about Age Verification for porn from Digital Economy Act 2016
#ORGcon The age-verification powers of Digital Economy Act 2017 are likely to come into effect in April/May 2018. MindGeek are a near- >
< monopoly of porn "tube" sites; they will effectively be main gateway for UK porn users. DE Act allowed the state censor to block > #ORGcon
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Got to #ORGcon at last; first session is @NoelSharkey taking about "sublethal" drones. Some horrifying images here even before autonomous
Always good to hear things like autonomous weapons being unable reliably to distinguish between soldiers and civilians (!) #ORGcon
A single-pixel change in a 3D-printed turtle was enough to make the sensor recognise it as a rifle (!!) #ORGcon
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