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Power & Democracy

Big Brother is watching you!

It’s a nice summer day, you wake up, and you’ve been talking to your friends for several days about going to the beach. You check your phone before driving to the beach and show your friends a funny video you found on YouTube; an advertisement immediately pops up showing you some product to entice you […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

Your future; a “modern” Athenian or a marionette?

Personal assistants, translation programs, automatic answers to emails, filtering spam, getting the best-suited recommendations on Netflix, this list can continue for as long as we can imagine. Artificial intelligence is already in many applications we use daily, and it is increasing with the day. The applications think with us; help us; and make our work […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

The Personalized Web Is Damaging Society: Why And How Things Need To Change

Watch an anti-lockdown demonstration on Youtube, and the person in the next recommended video might tell you that Bill Gates has equipped Corona-vaccines with microchips to track us. Follow a Trump supporter on Twitter, and the recommended people on your Twitter page might tell you that George Soros stole the US election from Donald Trump. […]

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We are trapped by Social Media
Power & Democracy

Watch it! How algorithms control your life.

Have you ever clicked on a video on Youtube because it was among the recommended videos? Or started following an account on Twitter because it was in the list of ‘suggested follows’, then you have, unconsciously, let an algorithm guide your decision.   And you are not alone, millions of connections are made every day, […]

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