Politics

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Don’t ban new technologies

Silicon Valley’s CEOs aren’t always sympathetic characters. and “disruption” really can be disruptive. However, banning new emerging technologies is not the solution.

Bring on the digital technology bans

Technology has its benefits. However, slowing the pace of its advance would give society more time to think through the consequences and debate which aspects of new technologies are desirable, and which should be outlawed.

How social media can be used to influence elections

Cambridge Analytica played an underhand and secretive role in elections around the world. From the USA's presidential elections, the UK's Brexit referendum, to even the Kenyan general elections. Social media can easily be used to influence elections.

South Africa is caught up in the Fourth Industrial Revolution hype

The WEF’s appropriation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution concept has arguably been one of the most successful lobbying and policy influence instruments of our time. The notion of a 4IR might be a convenient way of packaging history and of mobilising people.

Regulating Big Tech is hard

Governments are attempting to regulate tech giants, but the digital disruption genie is already out of the bottle. Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon is hard given their bewildering complexity.

Stella Nyanzi found guilty of cyber harassment

After being arrested for cyber harassment by Ugandan authorities, Stella Nyanzi appeared in court during May 2019 to answer to the charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication.

The Internet's final frontier

Some commentators have cheekily labelled Big Tech’s policy and corporate affairs office dotted all over the world as the new embassies and diplomatic missions of the information age. This is the final frontier towards establishing a new vision of the Internet.