One of the more hopeful developments at tech structures this year has been their funding in getting rid of misinformation related to the COVID 19 pandemic. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter were all pretty quick to recognize the threat that COVID hoaxes constitute, and feature worked to purge it from their networks. Enforcement of those misinformation policies has every now and then lagged behind the companies’ public statements, though. A piece of anti vaccination agitprop catchily titled “Plandemic” racked up thousands and thousands of views before it was noticed and brought down by the systems in May.
More worryingly, a new piece of propaganda pushing a phony COVID cure was seen by 20 million people on Facebook alone before the company got it under control. Somewhat highly, LinkedIn acted first, getting rid of a key account promoting the video from its platform for violating the terms of carrier before it will possibly even most effective. And when it did — under the hilariously bad name Plandemic: Indoctornation — the New York Times’ Davey Alba helpfully chronicled the numerous pieces of misinformation it contains. In short: bog standard anti vaxx conspiracy theories, rooted in the notion that a handful of shadowy elites brought the area to a standstill with the intention to make the most of it. If you’ve heard it all before, it’s easy to dismiss.
But we also know that these items is spreading like wildfire online, especially within Facebook groups, and that anti vaxx sentiment could slow the pandemic restoration and limit our prospects of herd immunity. There’s still some opportunity that Indoctornation will find new life on the social platforms. But it seems that for the most part, this time systems passed the test: they diagnosed the video as being in violation of their criteria in real time, stopped internet hosting it and prevented users from sharing it. In 2020, here’s what successful content material policy looks like: that you may’t prevent every bad thing from ever being uploaded, but you can identify it easily and take wonderful action. Last month, a video like this got 20 million views.
Today, on YouTube, it got fewer than 200. Work like this is hard, but it’s also possible, and I think it’s important to name it out when it’s done correctly. Oracle doesn’t have a shopper facing social media or video company. In theory, Oracle could use customer data accrued by TikTok to enhance its advertising items, but spending tens of billions to purchase a client social media agency can be a major departure for the company. Oracle has struggled to find new avenues of growth as Amazon Web Services has ruled cloud computing, followed by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. In Oracle’s fiscal fourth quarter, revenue declined 6% to $10.
4 billion. Oracle has a historical past of being acquisitive but has slowed down on large deals in recent times.