Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

How Political Correctness Limits the Free Exchange of Ideas on Campus (THE SAAD TRUTH_129)…


Date: August 04, 2017

01) How Political Correctness Limits the Free Exchange of Ideas on Campus (THE SAAD TRUTH_129)


“Published on Feb 2, 2016

I cover the language police, the rejection of intellectual diversity, identity politics, micro-aggressions, trigger warnings, safe spaces, cultural appropriation, among other topics.

This is a recording of an invited lecture organized by the Institute for Liberal Studies and hosted at the University of Ottawa.

Credits:
Shot and edited by Colin Snelson (www.youtube.com/csptech)
AC: Kevin Saunders

Notes:
1) Typos and other possible errors in the transcription of questions and comments in the Q&A portion of the clip do not originate from me!

2) The original Q&A period contained a greater number of questions and audience statements but the clip’s editor made the editorial decision of which to keep and which to delete.

3) The original clip was of a much higher resolution but I had to transform it to ensure a quicker upload on YouTube.

4) At two points in my lecture (toward the end), I refer to a formatting error with the numbering of items (on the particular slides). However, you’ll note that the numbering on the slides in question is shown correctly in the clip. This is because I was reading off my Powerpoint slides during the lecture (which yielded formatting errors between my Mac and the computer in the lecture hall) however the slides shown in the clip stem from the pdf versions of the original slides (i.e., no formatting errors).”

YouTube’s new rules on extremism really just placates advertisers…


Date: August 04, 2017

01) YouTube’s new rules on extremism really just placates advertisers


“YouTube’s Adpocalpyse is very much real, and part of that stemmed from a few ads running on extremist videos on the site. Now YouTube has enacted a new plan that looks like it will censor those type of videos from ever gaining traction, but in reality the problem is so small that this is just to placate advertisers to come back.

https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/08/an-update-on-our-commitment-to-fight.html

Perverting justice? Privacy ruling won’t stop vigilantes ‘addicted’ to on-camera stings…


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Date: August 04, 2017

01) Perverting justice? Privacy ruling won’t stop vigilantes ‘addicted’ to on-camera stings

“This week, B.C.’s acting privacy commissioner delivered a legal blow to a controversial Surrey vigilante group that lures, then shoots videos of people it claims are pedophiles, posting ambushes online in a bid to shame them.

In his ruling, Drew MacArthur ordered the Surrey Creep Catcher group to destroy those videos and any other personal information it had gathered.

MacArthur also took a swipe at the group’s claims that it protects public safety, saying its actions can’t be viewed as legitimate investigations or even journalism.

The ruling was called a “watershed” moment by an expert troubled by a rash of live-streamed stings — some of which turn abusive.

But it’s not clear the privacy ruling will curb so-called “creep catchers.

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…Ryan LaForge remains defiant.

He faces assault charges and now a privacy ruling against him but has no plans to stop.”

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