Something Is Wrong on the Internet09 Nov 2017
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today…The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet, in ways that I have always considered to be beneficial to me personally
Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level.
There is so much to think about here that we barely understand. The intersection of machine-learnig, automation, learning, and culture seem to be producing something very dark here that is on the tip-of-the-tongue but we can’t quite name it yet.