Effective Government Communication During Covid19: What Governments Can Learn from Diplomats

A recent article in Nature, titled "Toward effective government communication strategies in the era of COVID-19", outlines communications policies that may help governments face the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors layout 9 guiding principles for "effective" government communication, including clarity, honesty and empathy. It is interesting that most of these principles are relevant to digital diplomacy,... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- America must protect these 5 technologies if it wants to remain a superpower (MSNBC)New Facebook Whistleblower Reportedly Alleges It Ignored Hate Speech (Forbes)Trump to launch his own social media platform, calling... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Privacy fears as Moscow metro rolls out facial recognition pay system (The Guardian)Danish White Paper: Towards a better social contract with big tech (Danish MFA)Facebook Uses Deceptive Math to Hide Its... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Facebook’s Problems Aren’t Only in Washington (Foreign Policy)Facebook Will Not Fix Itself (Time Magazine)Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show (Wall Street Journal)Facebook says it will add... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Britain to carry out ‘offensive’ cyber attacks from new £5bn digital warfare centre (The Telegraph)Israeli researchers bypass facial recognition using AI-generated makeup patterns (Times of Israel)Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Afghan women hit back at Taliban with #DoNotTouchMyClothes campaign (BBC News)Game changer: The first Olympic games in the cloud (MIT Technology Review)China’s Technology Workers Get Unions (Voice of America)The next chapter... Continue Reading →

In the age of Covid19, are Pharma companies diplomatic actors? A Twitter Analysis

Are tech giants diplomatic actors? This question has occupied scholars and commentators for several years. Some have argued that social media companies have obtained a form of digital statehood. Facebook, for instance, displays many trappings of a state including a citizenry, a currency and a diplomatic branch charged with managing relations with offline states. Others... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Why you should be more concerned about internet shutdowns (MIT Technology Review)Australia’s move to share defence technology with US fans concerns over weapons’ ultimate use (The Guardian)China has become a laboratory... Continue Reading →

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