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- When central banks issue digital money (The Economist)Trump decision reveals limits of Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ (The Financial Times)Artificial Intelligence Is Misreading Human Emotion (The Atlantic)Amazon’s cashierless checkout technology is coming to... Continue Reading →

Trump is back. Sort Of.

Last week, Facebook’s oversight board ruled that the company was right to suspend former President Donald Trump. According to the oversight board, Trump used his account to praise violent rioters that stormed Congress on January 6th. However, the oversight board did call on Facebook to re-examine its decision to ban Trump ‘indefinitely’. Notably, Facebook’s oversight... 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- Diplomacy has changed more than most professions during the pandemic (The Economist)G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial Declaration (UK.gov)How France’s data scientists are upstaging its administration (The Economist)A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Passports,’... Continue Reading →

How World Leaders Framed the Climate Crisis

Traditionally, diplomats and world leaders have turned to communication channels in order to frame crises. Specifically, leaders and diplomats aim to identify the cause of a crisis, or the underlying problem that has precipitated a crisis between states. For instance, following the 9/11 terror attacks, President Bush announced that terror groups had declared war on... 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- Does Big Tech Hurt U.S. National Security? (Foreign Affairs)Lobbying row: Why ministers have two mobile phones (BBC News)Defending democracies from disinformation and cyber-enabled foreign interference (The Strategist)Technology will save emerging markets... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia in British Digital Diplomacy

In a recent ISA conference panel, I argued that now is the age of nostalgia.  Throughout the world we are witnessing an insatiable longing for the past. In the post-Brexit haze, the UK craves the influence and power of its defunct empire; in Turkey neo-Ottoman sentiments have transformed a President into a Sultan; Americas have... 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- MEPs call for European AI rules to ban biometric surveillance in public (TechCrunch)Who Would Volunteer to Fact-Check Twitter? (The Atlantic)Twitter begins analyzing harmful impacts of its algorithms (The Verge)Can CLUBHOUSE Keep... 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- China’s rulers want more control of big tech (The Economist)Who Is Making Sure the A.I. Machines Aren’t Racist? (The New York Times)China builds advanced weapons systems using American chip technolog (The... Continue Reading →

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