Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: culture

96 bookmarks tagged “culture

What’s missing from corporate statements on racial injustice? The real cause of racism. | MIT Technology Review

technologyreview.com/2020/09/05/1008187/racial-injustice-statements-tech-companies-racism-racecraft-opinion/
On August 31, Airbnb launched Project Lighthouse, an initiative meant to “uncover, measure, and overcome discrimination” on the home-sharing platform. According to the company, Project Lighthouse will identify discrimination by measuring whether a renter’s perceived race correlates with differences in the rate or quality of that person’s bookings, cancellations, or reviews. This project comes amid…

TheirTube

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Theirtube is a Youtube filter bubble simulator that provides a look into how videos are recommended on other people's YouTube.

Most tech content is bullshit - aleksandra.codes

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“One of the great commandments of science is, "Mistrust arguments from authority." Too many such arguments have proved too painfully wrong. Authorities must prove their contentions like everybody else.” ~ Carl Sagan

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You

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In today's current political and cultural climate, it's crucial that everyday Americans engage in important conversations about race, bias, discrimination, and privilege. For people of color, these conversations are nothing new; they are a…

The Viral ‘Study’ About Runners Spreading Coronavirus Is Not Actually a Study - VICE

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Belgian researchers chose to bypass all standard science publishing protocols to publish research that has been overhyped and isn't well understood.

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet | WIRED

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People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.