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It surprises me how the "research finds banning hateful content reduces its reach" article is getting shared as some big discovery. It's censorship - its whole purpose is to reduce the reach of the content.

The controversy is on who gets to define what is hateful or not and then force their point of view on others.

"In 2018, Utah passed the first free-range parenting law, which prevents investigating parents for neglect if they allow their children to play outside or engage in similar independent activities, like walking to school or staying at home without supervision."

What? They needed laws to allow the normal?

I still cry when watching the movie Warrior. Not sure if this is a signal of layers of the story which I haven’t peeled yet and communicate to me, or exactly the opposite.

Learning American Sign Language has been an amazing experience. It's giving me a whole different perspective on communication, culture, social dynamics and even technology.

I remember seeing this picture on the timeline from a sign saying something like "computers are not liable so they should not make decisions", but I can't find it anymore... has anyone else seen it? have a link?

Just announced my aggregator for capsules written in : gemini://

If you have a capsule in Portuguese, let me know!

I took the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine today and I think I already have a new super-power.
I told the kids: "it's 19:50, it's bed time" and they went to bed!! OMG!

Pfizer is threatening not to ship vaccines to Brazil because the government disclosed the sales contract and this breaks a confidentiality clause.

How can such clauses even exist in public contracts?!

Given the new position the media is taking, it seems my hypothesis is no longer a conspiracy theory:
* The virus leaked from a lab;
* The Chinese government tried to contain it at first;
* Once containment was known to eventually fail, the plan changed to gauge the reaction of other countries against biological weapons;
* Almost all countries failed miserably.

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