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China’s information war

While control over the internet on a domestic level is tight, around the world, China has launched an information offensive. By using the state media, Xi Jinping has vastly increased his country’s presence on international platforms. His…

Digital power and democracy

We live in a society that revolves around data. The use of digital data is so all-pervasive, particularly (though not only) in the more industrially-advanced economies, that it has spawned a new ecosystem: the uninterrupted flow of digital…

News today: an existential challenge

The days of a vertical hierarchy in news media are over, swept aside by an exciting but unquestionably chaotic breed of horizontal peer-to-peer communications – a form of journalism by smartphone where the rules governing traditional news…

The world through Facebook-tinted lenses

Mark Zuckerberg has clearly set forth his ideal of twenty-first century society, presenting himself in no uncertain terms as a leading public figure. Yet his creation is under fire, considered by many as responsible – along with other…


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