Where does your 'bot live?
Publishing personal information might be effective in regulating real people, but what will it say about all the non-people who apparently maker up a large proportion of social media's more unpleasant contributors.
To the surprise of many users, China's largest Twitter-esque microblogging website, Sina Weibo, announced on Thursday that it will publish users' IP addresses and location data in an effort to keep their content honest and nice. In a post whose title translates as "IP Territorial Function Upgrade Announcement," the company …
"... a blunt tool usually has a chilling effect which affects all kinds of speech"
Maybe that *is* the actual aim?
It's not like the interests of the company and those of the government can be cleanly separated in China, and I've no doubt the latter may well have an interest in that.
I have decided I will no longer be offended when people call me Winni the Phoo, its cute, and all those people I had arrest and stuff, sorry. Also the hundreds of thousands of Uiger we have been harvesting organs from as we take their land for disney to make movies on, yeah, I'm sorry for that too.
This covid thing, yeah well, I'm not going to talk about that till its over, but same thing.
In short, I love you, and we will do better.
(30 min later the Rocket Force vanishes the impersonator spreading misinformation)
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022