Things Are Good: Positively Trolling Racists on the Web

Racists aren’t smart, and recently their stupidity has been taken advantage of to make the internet a little better. The popular online community Reddit has some parts of the site occupied by racists and the larger contingent of the community got sick of it. Some members started to infiltrate those hateful parts of the community ...

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Rogers accused of charging for internal Internet traffic

“Outright theft.” That’s what Canadians are calling this latest alleged attempt by Big Telecom to price-gouge us. Speak out against Big Telecom price-gouging at https://openmedia.ca/deadweight Article by Daniel Tencer for the Huffington Post Canada Rogers Communications is denying online accusations that it charges its internet customers for internal traffic on their routers, even if that ...

April Reign: Classy Move Kickstarter

April Reign Following Facebook’s example of giving sexist, abusive douchebags a free pass, Kickstarter is refusing to take down Redditor Ken Hoinsky’s dating advice book. Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome With Women, includes such gentlemanly dating advice as “grab her hand and put it right on your dick.” Another excerpt posted on ...

The Scott Ross: How The US Used Pussy Riot And You Liked It

Why were you outraged over Russia locking up Pussy Riot but ambivalent over America bringing its full weight down on open access activist Aaron Swartz? Simple, because hating a Russian government is easier than improving your own. When Russian punk band Pussy Riot received 2 years for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” there were weeks ...

Impolitical: Most viewed Ask me Anything on Reddit?

Interesting answer here! Joyce Murray’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit this week is likely to be the highest viewed Canada Politics AMA ever, according to the Reddit people. The reason? Her answer to this question went viral: Q: “Would you rather fight 100 horse sized ducks or 100 duck sized horses?” A: “Well, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Official statement from Aaron Swartz’s family and partner

The official statement from the family and partner of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder,  Internet activist , programmer and extraordinary hacker, who committed suicide Friday night: Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing. Aaron’s ...

OpenMedia.ca: Thanks for asking us anything!

What do you get when you round up an enthusiastic group of digital rights experts, online innovators and advocates of Net Freedom – all with the purpose of taking any and all questions from members of the Internet community? If yesterday’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit is to be any indication, this arrangement of ...

OpenMedia.ca: We’re hosting a Reddit AMA – join us!

We’re on Reddit today from 9AM – 7PM EST talking about Internet freedom, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what comes next for our StopTheTrap.net campaign. Throughout the day, we’ll be joined by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Professor Michael Geist and various digital rights experts from Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, InternetNZ, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Public Citizen ...

Five of Five: The King of YouTube’s Atheist Slime Pit

There are so many triggers here I wouldn’t know where to start in listing them all. From Manboobz: Amanda’s story illustrates what can happen to young girls when sexualized images of them floating around online, whether they’ve put these pictures up themselves in a moment of poor judgement or whether someone has stolen them from ...

Five of Five: The King of YouTube’s Atheist Slime Pit

There are so many triggers here I wouldn’t know where to start in listing them all. From Manboobz: Amanda’s story illustrates what can happen to young girls when sexualized images of them floating around online, whether they’ve put these pictures up themselves in a moment of poor judgement or whether someone has stolen them from ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...

Five of Five: Amanda Marcotte: Reddit and Creepshots

Marcotte: If women have to be in your porn whether they like it or not, you can hardly complain if your real identity is outed To which a commenter replies: Candid pictures do not make pornography. Sitting on the bus is hardly like being on a porno set. Sure it is creepy but men taking ...

Canadian Progressive: Faking Syrian War Images To Manipulate The Western Public

The demonization of genocidal dictators like Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad is standard practice in the western media’s coverage of developing-world crises. In the photo-shopped imaged below, The Krone (Die Kronen Zeitung), Austria’s biggest newspaper, shows how to manipulate the Syrian uprising for a gullible western public. In its July 28 edition, the paper pasted the picture of ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Recovered: Canadian Progressive World Blog

The news is good! I’ve fully restored my blog, Canadian Progressive World, home of the provocative, unapologetic, activism-oriented and globally-conscious Canadian progressive! The blog was hacked Friday night after I published this story linking Enbridge executive J. Richard Bird to the unveiling lucrative Bill C-10 prisons project: “Enbridge executive’s company awarded first crime Bill C-10 ...