Julius Streicher was one of Hitler’s favorite writers and editors. Streicher wrote a children’s book that indoctrinated German kinder to anti-Semitism. (Naomi LaChance, The Intercept)
Sometimes I don’t know why I bother! – Charles Stross:
Ignaz Trebitsch-Lincoln (Wikipedia biography here) … was (variously) a Jewish, Presbyterian, Buddhist, spy, British MP, Nazi, propagandist, and would-be Balkan oil cartel mogul. Oh, I forgot to mention: claimed reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and Japanese-backed candidate for the Emperor of China. (Not bad for a poor shtetl boy who started out as a Hungarian orthodox Jewish yeshiva student.) Nothing about this man makes any sense whatsoever unless he’s a character from a movie script written by Thomas Pynchon for Woody Allen.
Microsoft today accidentally re-activated “Tay,” its Hitler-loving Twitter chatbot, only to be forced to kill her off for the second time in a week.
Tay “went on a spam tirade and then quickly fell silent again,” TechCrunch reported this morning. “Most of the new messages from the millennial-mimicking character simply read ‘you are too fast, please take a rest,'” according to the The Financial Times. “But other tweets included swear words and apparently apologetic phrases such as ‘I blame it on the alcohol.'”
In other news: Trump hires Tay as his campaign manager.
Microsoft accidentally revives Nazi AI chatbot Tay, then kills it again [Jon Brodkin – Ars Technica]
Via Boing Boing
“Coordinated attack” makes this sound like a vast, terrorist plot. How about calling it a “prank?”