Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 16 submissions in the queue.
posted by martyb on Tuesday January 12 2021, @03:39PM   Printer-friendly
from the Crowdsourced-Government dept.

Taiwan has found a way to use a carefully designed social network constructively.
As stated in the Tyee,

Taiwan Is Crowdsourcing an Everybody-Wins Democracy

They had to do something. In 2014,

Opponents to the bill felt not just defeated, but invisible. The government had promised to listen to their concerns, but simply hadn't done so, rushing the bill onto the parliament floor. They had the votes; they could get it through. So that evening, protesters scaled the fence, kicked the door open and streamed onto the floor of Taiwan's parliament, the Legislative Yuan.

Sound familiar from recent history?

Well, the government found a way to listen.

They set up vTaiwan, a social network where prominence is given to posts that further concord instead of discord. And they're using it to craft proposals for legislation. Anyone can contribute.

The article doesn't state how the social network determines which posts promote consensus. I'd like to know.


Original Submission

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 3, Touché) by maxwell demon on Tuesday January 12 2021, @06:21PM (6 children)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Tuesday January 12 2021, @06:21PM (#1098961) Journal

    Biden will forestall any American action about it, as he has been paid to do by the Chinese.

    And of course you have a source of that claim, right? And a reliable source please, not the private blog of some random conspiracy nutter.

    --
    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +1  
       Touché=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Touché' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   3  
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @06:40PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @06:40PM (#1098977)

    You don't find your comment at least slightly ironic given the past 4 years of "reliable sources" propagating, promoting, and spreading a mostly debunked Russian conspiracy theory? Oh right, you probably have no clue most of the stuff in the dossier and related reports has been debunked given that those same reliable sources aren't exactly talking about that. Funny.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @09:12PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @09:12PM (#1099087)

      mostly debunked

      [citation needed]

      Remember, reliable sources.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:26PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:26PM (#1099119)

        The Pee-pee tape is reel! The truth is out there!

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @07:10PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @07:10PM (#1099002)

    The point I make above is that "reliable media" has become effectively an oxymoron. All media is becoming little more than demographic pandering and low effort click bait. And so rather than asking for source, if you at all care why the person above believes what he does believe - it'd probably make more sense to simply ask him why he believes what he does. You're obviously not going to find negative reporting on Biden from pro-establishment media.

    In my opinion the "China question" is the million dollar one with Biden. There's little doubt that Biden's son was bought with Chinese money, although Biden's direct involvement was unproven - though probable. And China themselves have been rejoicing over Biden being elected while actively and overtly trolling Chump and railing against him in their state media. Of course this could also simply be because the relationship between Trump and China is awful, which is definitely true, as opposed to because the relationship between Biden and China is expected to be "favorable" for China, which is still [educated] speculation for now.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @08:42PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @08:42PM (#1099067)

      Your argument is laden with Republican talking points, therefore you lose.

  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:41PM

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Tuesday January 12 2021, @10:41PM (#1099128) Journal

    Next they'll be telling us that Biden has a secret bank account in China! Also, he installed Hunter Biden to be Sr. White House Advisor and in that role Hunter received dozens of valuable Trademarks from the Chinese government!

    Someone get these paid-in-China people out of office!