Big Tech/ Social Media și Societatea / Politica – doc

„Google-ul chinezesc” lansează XiRang, propriul metavers numit „Tărâmul speranței” – hotnews, 28.12.21

Parlamentul European: Marile platforme digitale nu trebuie să prelucreze în scopuri comerciale datele personale ale minorilor – 25.11

Noi reguli pentru reclamele politice pe net, propuse de Comisia Europeană: publicitatea trebuie marcată clar cu numele partidului, proveniența fondurilor și suma plătită de partid – 25.11

China’s Fake Twitter Accounts Are Tweeting Into the Void – FP, 15.12.21
China’s state-linked influence operations get very little engagement on Twitter. By Josh A. Goldstein, a Center for International Security and Cooperation postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Internet Observatory, and Renée DiResta, the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory

LinkedIn Loses Its China Connection – FP, 15.10
After years of operating at the whims of Chinese regulators, the networking platform will finally follow Facebook and Twitter out of the country. By Colm Quinn, the newsletter writer at Foreign Policy

Google și Apple au eliminat aplicația lui Navalnîi după ce Kremlinul acuzase amestecul în afacerile interne / Opoziția: Este cenzură politică – 17.09

How social media platforms are dealing with the Taliban – wion, 31.08

Taliban’s return: Powered by tech? – 30.08

  • Watch the video to know how digital media and other communication technologies played a huge role in the resurgence of the Taliban.

Facebook’s Taliban Ban Will Prove Costly for Afghans – FP, 26.08
Why the tech giant is on the wrong side of history yet again. By Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Eric Schmidt, fostul şef al Google: Facebook ştia ce face, s-au concentrat prea mult pe a face bani şi mai puţin pe a evalua consecinţele acţiunilor lor – 8.11

Facebook’s Problems Aren’t Only in Washington – FP, 7.10
The company is under the microscope in Washington, but it faces an even harder battle to control its platform overseas.

Facebook vrea să construiască „o nouă generație a internetului” – euractiv, 31.07

Facebook, condamnată în Austria pentru nerespectarea drepturilor utilizatorilor săi / Curtea Constituțională a țării va sesiza CJUE – 21.07

Google a fost amendată cu jumătate de miliard de euro în Franţa – 13.07

The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World – FP, 10.07
Our reliance on data and devices has made us extremely vulnerable. The first step is knowing where everything is. By Robert Muggah

Marietje Schaake and Vivian Schiller on Big Tech – FP, 9.06
Is high-tech a tool to further democratization or for greater oppression? And what solutions should be considered as governments look to regulate big tech? On this episode of Global Reboot, FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Marietje Schaake, former member of the European Parliament, and Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR as well as the former head of news at Twitter, on Big Tech’s expansive role in our civic lives.

Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship – FP, 3.06
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes. By Torinmo Salau, a writer and journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria

Biden a revocat un decret al lui Trump care cerea limitarea protecției juridice pentru rețelele sociale – 16.05

Procurorii generali din SUA îi cer lui Mark Zuckerberg să renunțe la versiunea Instagram pentru copii – 11.05

Forget Trump. Facebook Should Go After Modi – FP, 10.05
Around the world, super influencers have used social media to sow chaos. Facebook’s “Supreme Court” should consider them too. By Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Is Facebook a Failed State? – FP, 10.05
In deciding what to do about Donald Trump, the platform’s own “Supreme Court” punted. By Julie Posetti, global director of research at the International Center for Journalists, and Kalina Bontcheva, a professor in computer science at the University of Sheffield.

Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness – FP, 8.05
Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change. By Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and a columnist at Foreign Policy, and Alex Salkever, a technology writer and futurist.

Facebook’s power under scrutiny as Trump ban upheld – CH, 6.05
Keeping Donald Trump’s Facebook ban in place shows the vast power social media platforms hold, raising questions of whether that power is appropriately used.

Why America’s Trillion-Dollar War on Terrorism Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram – FP, 30.04
A new book emphasizes the perils of social media campaigns and the limits of military intervention in saving Nigeria’s Chibok children. – By Nosmot Gbadamosi, a features journalist covering West Africa.

Russia Can’t Afford to Block Twitter—Yet – FP, 30.04
Online censorship is bogged down in technical difficulties. By Dylan Myles-Primakoff and Justin Sherman

Can global technology governance anticipate the future? – CH, 22.04
Trying to govern disruption is perilous as complex technology is increasingly embedded in societies and omnipresent in economic, social, and political activity.

You Say ‘Coup,’ I Say ‘Koo’ – FP, 12.04
India is a warning about unintended consequences for those looking to regulate Big Tech in the United States. By Bhaskar Chakravorti

Proiectul Bernanke sau cum a reușit Google să domine piața de publicitate în ultimii ani – 12.04

Facebook Leaks: Cum le permite platforma lui Zuckerberg politicienilor din toată lumea să manipuleze cetățenii și să-și hărțuiască adversarii – 12.04

Big Talk on Big Tech—but Little Action – FP, 6.04
In both the U.S. and EU, antitrust and regulatory efforts against Facebook, Google, and Amazon are gaining traction. But no one’s about to break them up. By Michael Hirsh

Datele personale a peste jumătate de miliard de utilizatori Facebook, publicate pe internet – 4.04

Social Media Is an Intel Gold Mine. Why Aren’t Governments Using It? – 26.03
“To platform or to deplatform” is the wrong debate. By Emanuele Ottolenghi

Rusia nu blochează total Twitter, dar prelungește anumite restricții de funcționare – 6.04

Now Russia Has Its Own Ultimatum for Twitter – FP, 26.03
If Twitter doesn’t remove content Putin dislikes, he’ll ban it. But that will hurt him more than the platform. By Ivana Stradner

The World Must Regulate Tech Before It’s Too Late – FP, 21.03
We urgently need a global ethical consensus on how far technological advances can go. By Vivek Wadhwa, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program, and Tarun Wadhwa

How Washington fumbled the future – Politico, 16.03
A decade ago, a surging Silicon Valley giant was making plans to dominate the internet. Given a chance to stop it, regulators chosen by Barack Obama misread the evidence in front of their eyes.

Rusia acuză SUA că se folosesc de oportunităţi IT pentru a se angaja într-o concurenţă neloială și că platformele de socializare cenzurează conținutul în mod arbitrar – 14.03

Clubhouse și autoritarismul. De ce se tem monarhiile din Golf – Raul Pintilie, 27.02

Australia: Google și Facebook obligate prin lege să plătească pentru conținutul mass-media – 25.02

Why Facebook Is Right to Pull the Plug on Australia – FP, 20.02
This isn’t about regulating Big Tech. It’s about fleecing foreigners for news that Australians no longer want to pay for. By Salvatore Babones

Patronii Facebook, Google şi Twitter au fost chemaţi în faţa Congresului SUA. Vor da socoteală pentru minciunile legate de vaccinuri şi fraude electorale – 19.02

Puterea de care dispun rețelele de socializare, criticată în Parlamentul European / Acestea trebuie reglementate pentru a apăra democrația, spun eurodeputații – 11.02

An Outbreak of Unapproved Fun Trashes Chinese Propagandist Hu Xijin – FP, 10.02
Just-banned app Clubhouse offered a rare chance to mess around freely online. By Brendan O’Kane

TikTok is the latest target in Italy’s crusade against Big Tech – Politico, 1.02

Cum ne-au acaparat giganții tech viețile și ne influențează deciziile – Alexandru Gugoașă, PressOne, 27.01

Taking Trump Down Has Exposed Social Media’s Inherent Contradictions – FP, 26.01
Capitalism is making decisions that democracy should.

Big tech: From Trump’s best friend to censorship machine? – EUObserver, 21.01

The Internet is a Crime Scene – FP, 20.01
How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe. By Joan Donovan, Gabrielle Lim

How to Counter White Supremacist Extremists Online – FP, 27.01
To stop future attacks like the Capitol invasion, the Biden administration must lead the way in pushing social media platforms to counter the far-right. By Bharath Ganesh

Why Are Moscow and Beijing Happy to Host the U.S. Far-Right Online? – FP, 22.01
Deplatformed extremist groups are turning to providers in authoritarian states. By Fergus Ryan

Expert: Social media to extremism is like oxygen to fire – 19.01

  • CNN’s Sara Sidner reports on the use of social media by far-right extremists as experts fear the attack on the US Capitol may just be the beginning.

Turcia: Noua lege pentru controlarea social media produce efecte, Facebook anunță că își va numi un reprezentant local la Ankara – 18.01

The deplatforming phenomenon – 18.01

  • In this edition, we look more closely at the digital insurrection that has occurred in the last few days, as several companies decided to ban the US president from their platforms because of comments igniting hate. Did it infringe on free speech or was it a legitimate move? Regardless of one’s opinion, it marks a turning point for digital speech and a power shift towards Silicon Valley tech giants.

Big Tech’s Big Challenge – 18.01
Twitter and Facebook have set a precedent in removing Trump from their platforms—but can they apply the same principle globally? By Salil Tripathi

Jan. 6 Changed Tech Forever – FP, 15.01
Silencing @realDonaldTrump was the easy part. Now the hard work begin. By Bhaskar Chakravorti

Boom in private companies offering disinformation-for-hire – FT, 14.01Oxford researchers find contractors employed to manipulate opinion in 48 countries

Report: “Epidemic of misinformation” is eroding trust in institutions – 13.01

  • A new report warns that an “epidemic of misinformation” is eroding people’s trust in institutions. The Edelman Trust Barometer found widespread distrust of journalists, business leaders and government officials around the world.

Has Trump, tech and TV throttled press freedom? – Reuters, 13.01

  • President Trump emboldened other leaders to quash press freedom, his message amplified by tech platforms and a mainstream media which did not know how to respond, three leading journalists and campaigners said at the #ReutersNext conference.

Telegram tries, and fails, to remove extremist content – Politico, 13.01

Trump’s social media ban reignites fight over how to police online content – Politico, 12.01
Europe has spent years figuring out how to curb harmful content, offering lessons to others on what works and what doesn’t.

Freedom of expression between ethics and media ecologyLuca De Biase, OECD Forum, 11.02

Free speech row: Germany and France oppose Trump’s social media ban – 11.01

Tech Faces Backlash With Trump Twitter Ban, Parler Offline – 11.01

Law unto themselves? Social media block Trump amid calls to regulate Big Tech – 11.01

  • Two elections too late? Twitter permanently banning Donald Trump’s account, Facebook suspending it through Inauguration Day, and other social media jumping on the bandwagon of curbing false claims of a stolen election. For four years, the US president has been spreading disinformation from the Oval Office.

UE pregătește noi reglementări ale platformelor sociale după reacția acestora la revoltele din SUA – CdG, 11.01

Thierry Breton: Capitol Hill — the 9/11 moment of social media – 9.01
The Capitol Hill riot exposes the fragility of our democracies — and the threat underregulated tech companies can pose to their survival.

Can Regulation Douse Populism’s Online Fires? – FP, 8.01
Social media’s manufactured hate needs solutions beyond censorship. By Nikhil Pahwa

For Facebook, It’s All About the Bottom Line – Fp, 8.01
Mark Zuckerberg’s commitment to free speech always concealed corporate interests first. By Dipayan Ghosh

Power of big tech will remain a thorn in media’s side in 2021 – Irish Times, 5.01
Covid-19 crisis has opened the industry’s eyes, but old problems haven’t gone away

How to Save Democracy From Technology – FA, 1-2.21
Ending Big Tech’s Information Monopoly. By Francis Fukuyama, Barak Richman, and Ashish Goel


7 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Will Have a Tough Time With the Biden Administration – FP, 28.12
The coziness between Washington and Big Tech is over. By Vivek Wadhwa, Tarun Wadhwa

Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage – FP, 18.12
U.S. officials say private Chinese firms have been enlisted to process stolen data for their country’s spy agencies.

How Should Democracies Confront China’s Digital Rise? Weighing the Merits of a T-10 Alliance – CFR, 30.11
Democracies should ask themselves whether forming yet another elite club of wealthy states represents the best means to counter China’s and fellow authoritarians’ digital rise.

Uniting the Techno-Democracies – FA, 11-12.20
How to Build Digital Cooperation. By Jared Cohen and Richard Fontaine

Fukuyama, despre impactul social media asupra democraţiei: efectele subtile ale subminării alegerilor raţionale conştiente – Iulian Chifu, 27.11.20

Your Digital Footprint Is Worryingly Easy to Match to Reality – FP, 12.20
Here’s how to stop bleeding information about yourself online. By Natalia Antonova

To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog – FP, 11.19
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.

The Dark Psychology of Social Networks – The Atlantic, 12.19
Why it feels like everything is going haywire. By Jonathan Haidt and Tobias Rose-Stockwell

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