On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas (the last place of resistance to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation) and announced the end of the Civil War and slavery in the United States. On that day about 250,000 enslaved African Americans in Texas were freed.
AI seemed to burst into our lives suddenly. One day it seemed not to exist at all, and the following day it seemed to exist everywhere, in countless inscrutable forms, brands and promises. It instantly seemed to erupt a class of people as immersed in AI as fully as the rest of us count on our eyes to see. There’s the Chatbot app itself, the people, the companies, and as suddenly a billowing industry of experts, programs, seminars, and teachers and trainers. In classic fashion, consumers dive in blindly, anything and everything for convenience, shortcuts, and entertainment.
The US Constitution on Free Speech, The Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board, tech platform “independent” fact checkers, and the rise of censorship
Google altered its algorithm in order to ensure that negative stories from the establishment media about former Present Donald Trump
the Whitehouse pressures private corporations to censor speech, and deny U.S. citizens God-given rights gauranteed in the U.S. Constitution
It is now clear that as the avalanche of “wokeness” and national self-hate has crashed over the restraining walls of the American mythos, one pillar of traditional American democracy after another has fallen. (Conrad Black)
On March 29, journalist Glenn Greenwald assembled a scathing assault on powerful corporate media entitled Journalists Attack the Powerless, Then Self-Victimize to Bar Criticisms of Themselves
Relying on selfies, social media posts, location data, geotagged photos, facial recognition, surveillance cameras and crowdsourcing, government agents are compiling a massive data trove on anyone and everyone who may have been anywhere in the vicinity of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.