Question on Twitter and Internet: It was discussed worldwide after the acquisition of Twitter by Alan Musk last month. The reason was all the changes made by Musk to Twitter. However, the talk that ‘Te Herrenga Waka – Victoria University Wellington’ Associate Professor Marcus Lukzek-Roesh has said about this acquisition also forces attention to other Pahlu. Marcus has said that at the present time, not just Twitter, the whole internet is broken, it is better that we fix it soon. He says that the acquisition of Twitter has revealed that neither the common people nor the people involved in the government understand how the World Wide Web works.
What did the professor say
He said, we know the algorithm Twitter uses to give opinions about content, She can guide people to develop more extreme views, but the extreme’s meanings have changed since Musk’s acquisition. Many of the things that he considers freedom to speak were previously considered abusive, malicious towards women, violent or harmful in many other ways.
Need more transparency
Many countries, including Aotieroa New Zealand as co-startors of the Christchurch Call, allow greater transparency about the analysis of their algorithms and their effects on individuals and social fabric Looking for Twitter and other platform providers. But what the Christchurch call does not address is a much more fundamental question that governments should consider immediately. Is it fair that the infrastructure containing important information related to the people is in the private and profitable hands of multinational data monopolies?
User data gathering is not correct
Privately owned social media platforms now hold an important part in public debates considered important for democracy. They have become important to the modern public sector, and should therefore be considered an important part of public infrastructure. But they are designed to collect and earn people’s data. In such a situation, governments should help their citizens to take back control of that data.
Question raised on the world wide web only
The World Wide Web was launched as a global network with a set of open technical standards, Which makes it easier for a remote computer ( also known as a client ) to give someone access to information on a computer under someone else’s control ( which the server Also known as ). Embedded in web standards is a principle called hypertext, which means that the reader may choose to follow hyperlinks, Can browse the global network of information in a self-directed fashion. In the late 1980s and 1990s, people created their own websites, manually documented HTML pages and linked them to content published by others. This was replaced by content management systems and – perhaps more importantly – blog software. Blogs open content publishing to the public,But this was only when social media platforms emerged – also commonly known as Web 2.0 – that everyone with access to the Internet was the creator of the content Can be made and even before 15 years, this was the time when the web was broken, it has been broken since then.
This thing said on social media
Social media platforms not only keep content beyond the control of the creators, but they also occur as an unbreakable interface between an entire generation and the real web. Jane Zade has never experienced the decentralized nature of the technologies that make the apps they use. Instead each social media platform tries to make the entire World Wide Web just one application on a large server. This principle is true for Facebook, Twitter, Ticketock and all other social media applications. This results in platforms collecting interactions to profile users and guide them to content through the ‘ ‘ assessor ’ ’ algorithm. This means that people can be directed to products they can buy, or their data and behavioral insights can be sold to other businesses.
How to fix internet
In response to the disruption from Musk’s Twitter acquisition, we have seen governments and institutions set up their own servers to join the decentralized microblogging system Mastodon. These institutions can now validate the identities of the users they host and ensure that their content is within their own terms and potential legal requirements Ho. However, taking back control of micropost is not enough to fix a broken web. Social media platforms have in the past made efforts to enter more fundamental functions such as payments and banking and have arbitrarily excluded people from the platform, Without a legal way to regain access.
It is necessary for the government to assess now
Governments will now need to assess which digital services and data currently hosted on social media platforms are important parts of modern democratic societies. Then, they have to build a national data infrastructure that allows citizens to be in control of their data protected by their government. We can expect a new ecosystem of digital services to develop around those data infrastructure. A mechanism that does not deprive individuals of the right to control or make them the product of surveillance capitalism. Governments must now build technical backends with regulatory oversight to ensure algorithmic transparency and reliable digital transactions. We need rich data infrastructure run by data-utility companies. Technologies and expertise are readily available,But we need more awareness of what real technological decentralization means, and how it will protect citizens and democracy in the long run.