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Discussions about fake news, ignited right after the US Presidential election in November 2016, have continued to dominate the public debate, as Internet companies increasingly face backlash over the spread of fake news on their platforms. Fake news has become a concern across time, regions, and the political …Continue
Added by Barbara Rosen Jacobson on March 27, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments
How does the Internet affect society and academia? How to make sense of a technology that is used so centrally in today’s society and that is at the same time still very much covered in uncertainties?
These were the overarching questions of the first ever Internet Research Fair, which DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform organised between 29 February and 2 March. The Fair was hosted by Amsterdam University College and in collaboration…Continue
The Internet affects society in all its dimensions. E-mail and messaging is changing our written communication, Wikipedia affects how we think about the accessibility of public knowledge, and social media can result in disparities in our offline and online identities. While e-commerce, e-health and e-government are providing extensive opportunities to offer services easier and more efficiently, the Internet poses threats when it is used by terrorists and hackers or contains harmful…Continue
Added by Barbara Rosen Jacobson on February 15, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments