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Brett Bergstrom

Brett Bergstrom

Product Manager at Caremerge

Hey. I'm a Product guy whose passions include the fusion of health and technology, the ethics of technology, politics and technology, sports and technology, and how tech impacts philosophy.

  • There is a popular comment on this article that essentially applauds Dorsey's appeasement of Trump's vile, incoherent, ignorant, and violent discourse on Twitter. The comment says that "Losing POTUS would be detrimental for Twitter engagement, so getting closer in a proactive dialogue is smart."

    So

    There is a popular comment on this article that essentially applauds Dorsey's appeasement of Trump's vile, incoherent, ignorant, and violent discourse on Twitter. The comment says that "Losing POTUS would be detrimental for Twitter engagement, so getting closer in a proactive dialogue is smart."

    So the implication is that engagement, as in virality, is what we should value -- moreso than upholding public discourse that is civil, open-minded, respectful, thoughtful, etc.

    Shame on Dorsey for appeasing toxicity on his platform in the name of free speech. The leaders of the social media world have been far too eager to sit back and absolve themselves of blame in the acceleration of toxicity, hostility, polarization, and incivility that social media has caused.

  • This is a humanist move, and it's also going to be a money-maker for the government. Taxes..research.. general economic demand.. we all know the truth about the War on Drugs: it isn't effective. Marijuana legalization is a step towards the destigmatization of drug use and drug users. And it's a step

    This is a humanist move, and it's also going to be a money-maker for the government. Taxes..research.. general economic demand.. we all know the truth about the War on Drugs: it isn't effective. Marijuana legalization is a step towards the destigmatization of drug use and drug users. And it's a step towards less suffering overall for the human race, given its clinical benefits for people in pain, people who suffer from seizures, and others who can benefit from CBD.