Digital Empire

Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You

Racism is a Contentious Issue in the West, but in Israel it is Fully Institutionalized.

I really hate bringing this up because if I were to focus on this issue, I would end up having to write hundreds of articles, and I’m afraid of alienating readers who are more interested in other issues. But on the other hand, if I were to turn my back on this, it would give the massive well funded organizations roaming on WordPress free reign over the flow of information.

Just browsing Reddit and looking for articles on Palestine, almost all the articles posted are left without views.

Reddit users are especially vulnerable to being targeted by highly organized groups. This is because of Reddit’s indexing of user post history. Whether or not a Redditor espouses a certain bias determines how his opinions are regarded.

If a user praises Monsanto, his posts get down voted.

If a user praises the agriculture industry which relies on GMOs, his posts gets up voted.

If a user praises LGBT, his posts get up voted.

If a user praises Milo Yiannopoulos who is LGBT, his posts get down voted.

If a user praises Hillary Clinton, his posts get up voted.

If a user praises Hillary Clinton’s “super predator” comment, his posts get down voted.

So there’s a little bit of leeway on who gets preferential treatment depending on what the “trending narrative” is.  It’s kind of like a false democracy because on the one hand, a person’s social status is determined by how many points he can score on the trending scale. On the other hand, having a point of view that is both valid but unpopular nets you very disastrous results.

But there’s one big persistent taboo that only a few Redditors ever dare to cross, and that’s the issue of Palestine.

And we have to think, why is it that users are excommunicated when they bring up murdered Palestinians? Why are Palestinian youths called child soldiers when they don’t even have guns? If a child steps on an Israeli mine, why is it always portrayed as if the parents pushed him onto it? Where are the cries of injustice for soldiers laying munitions like the mainstream media does when Iran confronts ISIS?

Anyways, we’re going to have to visit this issue again and again until a fix is found.

Advertisements

Thoughts, comments, suggestions? Feel free to leave a reply. You may need to sign in to Wordpress. Or you can leave your e-mail address. (Replies are moderated)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 10/05/2018 by in EU, Middle East, NA, Russia and tagged , , , , .

Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You

Everything and nothing specific

See something you like?

Send a request, and I'll try and get you your own custom Digital Empire art.

Recent

October 2018
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Follow Digital Empire on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 520 other followers

Top Sport News

news , tips , tricks

Funny News around the Globe

Have you ever heard about that? You should definitely check this out!

...

love each other like you are the lyric and they are the music

The Voice of Peace

Be the peace you are looking for

Adolfo's Blog

Nature Lover, Gardening Enthusiast, Traveller, Photography

Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo For Girls and Boys: On Back, On Hand, On Leg, On Wrist, On Breast

John Nash

Her şey olabilir

TTHeart

Teresa's (Terri's) Journey And Wandering Thoughts

♔ Song Harvest ♔

Celebrating distinctive creativity and fluency in music.

isports9

Home of the game

unveiled rhythms

Life In Verses

Moda-Creative thinking

Moda-Creative thinking

Newtan

Think future

ALEX MARKOVICH

Author, scriptwriter, theater director

%d bloggers like this: