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-

  1. Twitter Nigeria: Users struggle to access site after government suspension (BBC News)
  2. Gaza conflict: Instagram changes algorithm after alleged bias (BBC News)
  3. Superspreaders of Malign and Subversive Information on COVID-19 (Rand)
  4. TikTok gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints (TechCrunch)
  5. Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban (The Verge)
  6. Xi seeks ‘lovable’ image for China in sign of diplomatic rethink (The Japan Times)
  7. Exploring the future of humanitarian technology (MIT News)
  8. Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin (New York Times)
  9. As offices open back up, not all tech companies are sold on a remote future (The Washington Post)

Some light reading- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

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