Four day weekends rock. I feel refreshed, and there's still Sunday!

In case you need to hear it today, just picture Fučík’s “Entrance of the Gladiators” playing in your head, forever.

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.


I have now seen what it looks like when Lisa Frank has been digested by HR Giger. I would rather I had not.

Got waste-prevention protocol vaccine yesterday, up in Cheyenne. Feeling a little woozy still, but also a little elated.

Y'know what I want to see more of? Post-dystopia stuff. Gimme those cyberpunk cities with community-made murals being painted over the billboards, those soil-remediation and reforestation projects breathing life into what was once poisoned wasteland

Can I just *be* Marina Sirtis' accent in TNG for a bit?

Aw, just got a follow from a fash instance I had failed to block. Boop! You get a domain block, and you get a domain block!

@aphyr freebie for you, from "not yet awake" brain: Die Leder Spouse.

Meta, fascists 

AWS is yanking Parler, which means it will probably go offline at least for a while.

This is an especially important time to be vigilant about fascists on the fediverse and not give any foothold to them. They'll be casting around for a new home rn and this mustn't become one.

Please use the #fediblock tag to alert for fascist instances.

Holding out for a Bradamante, 'til the end of the night.

Media consolidation is an attack surface on representative democracy.

Sometimes I feel like we're all a bunch of Darren Nicholses here.

Found our cat in our bed, passed out, reeking of catnip. He had brought a catnip sachet into bed and fell asleep on top of it.

what idiot called it pop-punk and not agitpop send tweet

Stop Paid Content on CBC

... CBC management has launched a new marketing division called CBC Tandem. Its purpose is to sell corporations the opportunity to disguise their advertising as our journalism. CBC is using its resources to help advertisers trick Canadians.

They call what they produce “paid content”. And it’s insidious. It looks and sounds like the news stories and podcasts we produce. It’s found on the same websites and apps. But it’s not news, or even information. It is advertising that pretends to be news. And we believe strongly it must stop.

CBC Tandem promises corporate clients they can “leverage” the CBC’s reputation by aligning their message with the “trust Canadians have in our brand”.

That reputation was built by people like us - generations of journalists who earned your trust by informing you faithfully and truthfully every day. “Paid content” does not leverage that reputation, it makes a mockery of it. ...

The term Fake News dates to 1989 when prepared propaganda Video and Audio "News Releases" (VNR/ANR), packaged to look like native news, began appearing on local TV and Radio stations. The CBC are going down this path.

It's not "leveraging trust", it's #betrayal.

#CBC #FakeNews #PaidContent #NativeAdvertising #VNR #AVR #Propaganda #advertising #canada

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