Daily Dish 020819

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Questions for a new technology. [kellanem.com] A framework of a Small Number of Well Known Tools to build shared understanding in our complex systems over time. When we want to do something other than use the Small Number of Well Known Tools (in the small number of well known patterns), that’s a Departure.

Public Records Belong to the Public [NYT OP-ED] It may be unlawful, too. The E-Government Act of 2002 says that courts may impose fees “only to the extent necessary” to make public records available. That phrase is now at the center of a class-action lawsuit brought by nonprofit advocacy groups. The groups are challenging the fee structure of the Pacer system, which in 2016 took in $146 million, despite costing only a small fraction of that to operate.

Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media . We measure trends in the diffusion of content from 569 fake news websites and 9,540 fake news stories on Facebook and Twitter between January 2015 and July 2018. User interactions with false content rose steadily on both Facebook and Twitter through the end of 2016. Since then, however, interactions with false content have fallen sharply on Facebook while continuing to rise on Twitter, with the ratio of Facebook engagements to Twitter shares decreasing by 60 percent.

An Ai Reading List — From Practical Primers To Sci-Fi Short Stories [verge] a reading list: a brief but diverse compendium of books, short stories, and blogs, all chosen by leading figures in the AI world to help you better understand artificial intelligence.

In Amazon news,  their “neighborhood watch” social network run by Ring, which is a home security systems company owned by Amazon. Beyond creating a “new neighborhood watch,” Amazon and Ring are normalizing the use of video surveillance and pitting neighbors against each other [motherboard] Video posts on Neighbors disproportionately depict people of color, and descriptions often use racist language or make racist assumptions about the people shown. In many ways, the Neighbors/Ring ecosystem is like a virtual gated community: people can opt themselves in by downloading the Neighbors app, and with a Ring camera, users can frame neighbors as a threat.  

“No thank you, Mr. Pecker” — Jeff Bezos   Okay great – we are going to go for this, where should we post it, Amazon?., nope  it makes no sense on a retail site – even if it’s transactional based.,  maybe on the Blue Origin site? well this is out-of-the-world stuff but – no – that does not work either. – okay,  ok how about it’s a WAPO Op-Ed? – too many complications with that – agreed. Okay Medium then?, but that feels so 2012.  Maybe this will spur him to put forth a publishing platform.