Hindu nationalists have used social networks to whip up sectarian tempers against India’s Muslims for years. The Covid-19 infodemic is making this worse. As long as platform algorithms incentivize disinformation, no amount of fact-checking will solve the problem.
Before 700,000 Rohingya fled the genocide in Myanmar, the military had riled up millions of users against the group in a hate speech campaign on Facebook. Why did the company not intervene? And can this happen again? Interviews with two human rights experts, who both witnessed the events leading up to the genocide
As the fake news investigation of the Brazilian Congress reaches a decisive moment, data politics become a central arena of power struggle in the country. But it is not easy to see what is really happening.
If there is a science that understands the power of incentives, it is Economics. So maybe it has a thing or two to teach us about how our democracies are being NUDGED by the fake news market.
What happens if Big Data and artificial intelligence endanger our privacy, misinform or discriminates us? On this blog, we are going to throw light on the dark side of technology. Big Brother, you are watching us, but we are watching you too!