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Stephen Downes

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Oh how often I've read something like this: "Today, we acknowledge a fundamental, yet foreseeable, mistake: giving undue trust to the owners of centralized online platforms." It's Dan Gillmor writing this line, however, which is somewhat surprising given his depth of knowledge about online media. In this case the tool developed at the ASU Cronkite News Co/Lab, called Correx, relied on APIs at Twitter and Reddit. In recent months, both APIs have been largely disabled. An open platform like Mastodon would work better. "We've looked at Mastodon closely, and Correx could indeed fit well into that ecosystem. The irony, however, is that Mastodon – uniquely among social networks – already does corrections the right way."

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