National Coalition Against Censorship: Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop For Artists On How To Avoid Instagram Censorship. “On June 2, 2021, artists Dina Brodsky, Savannah Spirit, and Spencer Tunick hosted a conversation to share advice on how to tag, contextualize, or modify artwork on Instagram so as to improve its chances of not being removed. The webinar is part of Don’t Delete Art, a gallery, resource center and campaign advocating for artistic freedom on social media. NCAC is a member of the coalition leading the initiative, which also includes PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), Freemuse, Article 19, International Arts Rights Advisors, and the IBEX Collective.” The webinar is about an hour long and is available on YouTube.
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles. “Twitter profiles will soon showcase a dedicated section for Revue-powered newsletters, making it easy for creators to market their newsletters to followers while similarly making it easy for followers to subscribe to newsletters. The upcoming feature was revealed today by Revue, which was acquired by Twitter back in January.”
CNET: YouTube removes video from Sen. Ron Johnson for COVID-19 misinformation. “Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has been blocked by YouTube for seven days after he shared a video wherein he spread misinformation about the treatment of coronavirus, as reported earlier Friday by Business Insider. Johnson, a critic of what he calls ‘big tech censorship,’ used the video to promote two drugs that have not been proven to work effectively in treating COVID-19.”
Creative Bloq: How to use green screen on TikTok. “Want to know how to use green screen on TikTok? We’ve got it covered. Virtual backgrounds have become popular across social media and the micro-video platform TikTok is no exception. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to add a virtual background to your micro-videos for all kinds of creative uses on the popular social media platform.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Hyperallergic: Where Do Paintings Go After Their Owners Abandon Them?. “When I stumbled upon artist Jason Osborne’s Instagram account Abandoned Paintings, which has been archiving images of discarded paintings for the last decade, I immediately became a fan. Updated daily with submissions from around the world, it pays a final tribute to these disowned artworks before they fade into the trash heap of history.”
MakeUseOf: Social Shopping: What Is It and How Is It Changing Social Media?. “Social shopping has become part of a number of the major social media apps, where users can make purchases on these networks without having to visit a website. While the premise for these changes is based on convenience, it changes the social media experience. Here’s a look at the social shopping trend and how it is changing the social networking apps we use…”
SECURITY & LEGAL
World Trademark Review: Concern voiced as low-cost filer Trademark Terminal launches new platforms. “Recently-launched low-cost trademark filing offerings ‘Trademark Kingdom’ and ‘Trademark Nations’ appear to be linked to controversial platform Trademark Terminal, WTR can reveal. In response, an industry expert continues to call on the USPTO to do more to monitor low-cost filers.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
The Conversation: The United Nations needs to start regulating the ‘Wild West’ of artificial intelligence . “Trust in AI is difficult to obtain, particularly in United Nations work, which is highly political and affects very vulnerable populations. The onus has largely been on data scientists to develop the credibility of their tools. A regulatory framework like the one proposed by the European Commission would take the pressure off data scientists in the humanitarian sector to individually justify their activities. Instead, agencies or research labs who wanted to develop an AI solution would work within a regulated system with built-in accountability. This would produce more effective, safer and more just applications and uses of AI technology.”
The National (Scotland): Gaelic dictionary project uncovers traditional Scottish healing methods. “RESEARCHERS for a Gaelic dictionary discovered more than just words when they carried out the second phase of their language project. Inter-university partnership Faclair na Gaidhlig and Gaelic audio recordings catalogue Tobar an Dualchais (TAD) focused on 1200 audio recordings, and it wasn’t long before a considerable number of words were relating to the same subject.”
EurekAlert: New twist on DNA data storage lets users preview stored files. “Researchers from North Carolina State University have turned a longstanding challenge in DNA data storage into a tool, using it to offer users previews of stored data files – such as thumbnail versions of image files.” Good evening, Internet…
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