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Facebook Racism

September 28, 2009 by and tagged , , ,

Look, no one should be surprised to find the same vile stuff on the various social media platforms as we do in real life and on the Internet.

And the big utopian discourse over social media should already be sources of mockery, in a manner comparable to pronouncements like “the end of history” or some such grandiose pomposity omnipresent in the new media pop culture.

Social media reproduce classism, racism, sexism and homophobia. If anything, they facilitate the transmission of such prejudice as fast as they can wire money from New York City to the Cayman Islands.

The irony is that social networking technology also furthers the surveillance society so, the Secret Services should have no trouble finding out who created that survey.

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