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Facebook is under fire for political ads. Twitter just banned them completely. - MIT Technology Review

The background: Allowing politicians to pay Twitter to reach larger audiences means “forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages” on people, Dorsey tweeted—presenting “entirely new challenges to civic discourse.” He’s right.  Social-media advertising makes amplifying a message easy for anyone with a little money, allowing misinformation to spread quickly;

Plus, platforms that accept money for political ads containing lies place themselves in the awkward position of making money from misinformation.  Not Facebook: Twitter’s policy stands in stark contrast to that of Facebook, which has been heavily criticized over its policy of not fact-checking ads by political candidates.

U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang

Hikvision said in a statement that it strongly opposed the decision and had been trying to address the administration’s concerns for the past year.

Human Rights Watch has said the violations are of a “scope and scale not seen in China since the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution,” and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called China’s treatment of the Uighurs the “stain of the century.” Yet administration officials have wavered on how much to keep human rights and economic concerns separate in their negotiations with China.

Many officials emphasize that the topics are separate, but the administration has shelved several proposals that would have shined light on China’s abuses over concerns that a tough stance could upset trade talks.

A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo

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Evgeny Morozov: The Geopolitics Of Artificial Intelligence

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Kate Crawford | AI Now: Social and Political Questions for Artificial Intelligence

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The Public Policy Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

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Fake Obama created using AI video tool - BBC News

Researchers at the University of Washington have produced a photorealistic former US President Barack Obama. Artificial intelligence was used to precisely ...

AI on Track to Achieving Superintelligence?

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Why study artificial intelligence?

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Raw Politics in full: Facebook fallout and the EU's artificial intelligence race

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SAM - The Virtual Politician Based On Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

SAM is the world's first Al powered virtual politician created by Nick Gerritsen.She interacts with people via Facebook messenger and answers logistic and ...