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- Twitter Nigeria: Users struggle to access site after government suspension (BBC News)Gaza conflict: Instagram changes algorithm after alleged bias (BBC News)Superspreaders of Malign and Subversive Information on COVID-19 (Rand)TikTok gave itself... 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- 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 →

Monday’s #MustRead 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, Twitter must do more to stop COVID-19 anti-vaxxers, U.S. states say (Reuters)Chinese Hackers Used Facebook To Target Uyghurs With Powerful iPhone And Android Spyware (Forbes)Coronavirus: Commission proposes a Digital Green... 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- The biggest technology failures of 2020 (MIT Technology Review)Misinformation dropped dramatically a week after Twitter bans Trump and some allies (The Washington Post)Inside a Pro-Huawei Influence Campaign (The New York Times)Facial... Continue Reading →

Biden’s 100 First Tweets in Office

The term ‘First 100 days’ in office was coined by US President Franklin D Roosevelt and referred to a windfall of legislation that Presidents promote during the earliest days of their administration. In Roosevelt’s case, the first 100 days were used to introduce 15 bills all meant to alleviate the Great Depression through ‘New Deal’... Continue Reading →

Monday’s #MustRead 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- Davos Agenda: What you need to know about technology (World Economic Forum)The Technology 202: Tech experts overwhelmingly approve of Trump suspensions from social media (The Washington Post)China's Foreign Policy Weapons: Technology,... Continue Reading →

Biden Goes Viral; But Not Among Diplomats

On January 20th, as President Joe Biden took the Oath of Office, he also gained control of the @POTUS Twitter account (President of the United States), one of the most followed accounts on Twitter. Both his predecessors had amassed a vast following online with Donald Trump reaching some 90 million followers and Barack Obama 137... Continue Reading →

The Silencing of an American President

On January 6th, 2021, riots broke out in Washington D.C. as an angry mob stormed the US Capitol. Though the rioters bore a striking resemblance to the inhabitants of trailer parks in Florida, scenes of armed and furious men seizing control of America’s seat of government shocked the nation, and the world. Some went as... Continue Reading →

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