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Google's Ideological Echo-Chamber

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Google's Ideological Echo-Chamber

Postby StraitTalk » Aug 9th, 2017, 10:22 am

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... amber.html

This is about a 20 minute read depending on your comprehension, but I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the gender or sexism discussion. If you're not aware of this at all upon reading it, definitely do a google search after and look at the fallout.

Context: A software engineer at google wrote and released this internally which was then leaked.
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Re: Google's Ideological Echo-Chamber

Postby spooker » Aug 9th, 2017, 1:05 pm

The author does try to come across very objective with this document but he hit on a topic where people will react from a subjective point-of-view ... ideally this would have been better published outside the company but without the intrigue I doubt it would have gotten the audience it has

He's describing the whole issue around "politically correctness" with more granularity than most people will allow it within their lifetimes ... but for people to use this as a starting point of the discussion they have to separate themselves from the groups discussed within it and that's a tough proposition for the majority, self-introspection is a lost talent

And then there's the conspiracy theorist in the back of my head who see's this in a darker light ...
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Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. -- Plato
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Re: Google's Ideological Echo-Chamber

Postby Homeownertoo » Aug 11th, 2017, 3:52 pm

And now the guy has been fired, proving the validity of what he wrote.
“Certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed.” -- Leftist icon Herbert Marcuse
“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs.” -- Hillary Clinton, 25/10/2014

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Re: Google's Ideological Echo-Chamber

Postby the truth » Aug 12th, 2017, 10:30 am

political correctness is one of the downfalls of are current society , we can no longer say anything about anything or anyone because we might hurt some losers little feelings
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
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