The covid 19 crisis, has highlighted massive inequality when it comes to technology, the above online stores are clearly aimed at those who have access to the technology, the more we move on line, the more people who don't have access will fall behind, what is worse when they are able to get online they will feel even more pressure to use Facebook and other centralised, data grabbing systems, which then collect data, generate ads and more pressure to buy buy buy.
Covid 19 could easily kill off cash, which could affect many other parts of our life, not that the big corporations or banks seem to care.
If you undertake a course aimed at total beginners facebook is part of that course, as it gets free promotion with no mention of the alternatives and therefore denies free choice.
It's worse. - 1 hour for everybody, not just FB - need only a police order, no judge involved, no legal contest allowed, no question answered, move on citizen - if they ask you to suppress something at 2:41 and it's still here at 3:42, your internet provider is ordered to block you. You can't contest this too, cause "terrorism" or anything else - then hit the huge fine. Huge for you but not for FB, of course. No contest again, cause justice survey of government action is soooo 2015 - it's not legit considering our constitution and EU law but STFU, "global terrorist emergency eternal crisis or whatever"
The fun part is they have no idea how to enforce it (for the moment) The funnier part is that they will have a lot of "collateral damages" if they enforce it really, and the whole law might be repelled cause it was written by a drunken clerk (or by somebody having very little understanding of law)
What you also said reminds me of the attempt to have age checks on adult content websites, this was meant to be brought in mid 2019, but no one told some Eu committee, so it had to be delayed for six months, then the idea got scrapped as no one could figure out how to actually enforce / implement it, some companies had come up with solutions were not best pleased having spent a lot of money developing their solution. Total farce.
"Mr Rademacher says it's important teachers keep in mind that parents can get defensive too if their children are shamed. "Emailing a parent and saying I think your kid is going to be a white nationalist - that's irresponsible."
But many parents are worried about what their children have access to online."
Perhaps the US needs something like the prevent strategy in the Uk< I can understand how that could perhaps conflict with the first amendment, but if a person is showing signs that they may do harm, (to others and self) then surely someone should be able to step in.
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