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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.

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 13 2021, @05:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 13 2021, @05:13AM (#1099317)

    Many of those protesting at the capital were former military. Their "indoctrination" comes from an oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

    You are definitely correct that we're under attack by a foreign nation who are seeking to create chaos and destroy what they believe to be an enemy nation. But you're not noticing who they're targeting. When China sent a female spy to sleep around for power, she bee-lined straight to San Francisco. And succeeded. The US House Intelligence Committee is the primary oversight body of the CIA. And the man who was chairing that committee, Representative Eric Swalwell, was literally fucking a Chinese spy while overseeing the CIA. Swalwell, as an aside, is (and was at the time) married - with children. Similarly Diane Feinstein employed, presumably unknowingly, a Chinese spy for more than 2 decades who worked in her office, was her personal chauffeur, and also her liaison to the Asian American electorate.

    The Chinese seem to believe that the DNC can be easily controlled and infiltrated, and they seem to be correct. And this is not even getting into the relationship between Hunter Biden and China. Interestingly, doing a quick search on Swalwell to ensure I spelled his name correctly, Pelosi *just* named him as an impeachment manager. Why I'm just shocked...

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