Filter bubbles describe how our online experiences are taking place in a tailor-made, personalised world that shows like-minded visions and hides views we might not agree with. In 2016, discussions about filter bubbles were on a rise, growing in force with Brexit, and exploding after the victory of President-elect Trump.
A report from the luncheon event on the occasion of the second meeting of the UN GGE
Why has Pokémon Go become such an ‘instant’ success? How does it - and augmented reality in general - affect different areas in digital policy? And what will augmented reality (AR) look like in the future? These questions - and more - were in focus during our webinar on Pokémon politics: Digital policy in the age of augmented reality, on 15 September.
Gender equality is undeniably important in diplomacy. The need for women’s political participation has been repeatedly emphasised.
Terrorists are using the Internet for a wide-range of purposes. On the operational side, terrorist organisations use ICTs for internal communication and fundraising, while on the public relations side, the Internet has proven to be an effective vehicle for disseminating and promoting terrorist ideologies. The spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet can have severe effects in the offline world, with last month’s shooting in Orlando a grave example of what online radicalisation can lead to.
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 with researchers from The Network Institute.
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 materials to children.