The Best Debate In The Universe - Episode #47
April 24th, 2017
Recently a murder was broadcast live on Facebook by murderer, Steve Stephens. The video stayed up for over 2 hours and racked up over 150,00 views, which caused outrage and prompted people to ask why Facebook didn't have safeguards in place to prevent this. So the debate this week is: SHOULD ALGORITHMIC CENSORSHIP BE ALLOWED?
Should algorithmic censorship be allowed? We're joined by Leroy Patterson. Leroy has appeared on America's Got Talent, and about a billion horror movies. He's also a wrestler with Freakshow Wrestling, but most impressively of all, he pronounces "GIF" correctly while working for GIPHY. Here's Leroy on America's Got Talent:
Also, a big you're-welcome to everyone who pre-ordered my book: F*CK WHALES: Petty Essays from a Brilliant Mind. I've put the countdown timer on my website.
We also mentioned a live episode we did with journalist Tim Pool. Here it is:
Mikey Bolts has some real wisdom about Tarzan that he drops at the very end of the episode, make sure to listen to it. Rucka has an insightful wrap-up as always. Special thanks to Jesse P-S from Pod Awful whose voice we use in that sample. Plus a shout-out to our own Lord Matthew from Game Fart who calls in.
Time - Steve Stephens Facebook killing
NPR - Murder video raises questions about how Facebook should handle its content
BBC - Thai police arrest man smuggling semen into Laos
WLFI - Condom-clogged pipe leads police to Texas prostitution ring
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