Love On Tour 2022: Toronto, Night 2. (16 August 2022)
Far-Right Extremists Are Threatening to ‘Execute’ Doctors at a Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital said on Tuesday that its staff has faced a flood of violent threats and harassment sparked by a false claim made by the viral LibsofTikTok Twitter account.
The account, run by Brooklyn real estate agent Chaya Raichik, tweeted on August 11 that “Boston Children's Hospital is now offering ‘gender-affirming hysterectomies’ for young girls.” The claim has been widely debunked by fact-checking groups—but as is typical in anti-trans rhetoric, facts rarely matter, and the claims were shared widely on right-wing social media accounts.
Ronen Rubinstein via Instagram - August 17, 2022.
my thing with social media is that grown ass people are so accustomed to its shallow constant communication so ‘drifting apart’ irl happens after not really texting each other for like a month
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CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW DIFFERENT THIS IS??? because as someone who works in digital marketing, my jaw literally dropped.
When I put out an ad for a client on Facebook, I can target like... new moms in their 30s who are looking for furniture within a 10-mile radius. Or people who have an anniversary coming up. People who have just moved. People who are in a new relationship. People who have elementary school kids and tend to vote Republican. People who have liked certain Pages. It's absolutely unnerving.
the utter chaos of this, though.
it's just... incredible.
Being in this generation is so difficult because we grew up experiencing how incredible technology is, but are now watching it fall to capitalism. When we were young videogames were incredible, people made incredible games that they shared with us and it was art, it was story, it was the best a developer could put out there. Now it's pay to win, it's pay to unlock content that came on the disk, releasing half finished games, make money and run.
It's the same with social media. It used to be a place to share art and ideas, make friends, connect with people, and now it's all ads, branded content, pay to have your work seen.
Don't get me started on apps gatekeeping phone types for better quality, the making of a new phone every year that you have to get because everything is designed to make your older tech obsolete.
Capitalism has stripped humanity from the awe of what the internet and technology used to be. The rich get richer, companies sell their morals to the highest bidder, and there is nothing we can do but watch our future slip away.
Obsessed with the fact that one of the bigots from Girl Defined is trying to rebrand her social media to sell courses on how to make courses allegedly (for $2k, no less) and is also allegedly "heavily inspiring herself" with other people's content and she shared this IG story about somebody who made a parody of her account
Which is, by the way, completely fine and allowed by Instagram's ToS and now she has caused said parody account to get extra attention and notice from others and it went from 14 followers to 600 in less than a day
And she is big mad about it and it even appeared first in the search bar for me, in front of her own account
sheworksshart > sheworkssmart