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The Invisible Pandemic: How AI in social media is diminishing the mental health of our children

“Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls” This is what the caption reads of an article in the Wall Street Journal which shocked the world in September of last year. In the article, internal research by Facebook (the parent company of Instagram) reveals that their social media app makes body image issues worse for […]

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Addicted to the virtual world? Why you should consider a digital diet

During a livestream on October 28th 2021, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp among others had rebranded itself to Meta. He described the new company vision as a focus to bring the so-called “metaverse” to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. This development is understood […]

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Power & Democracy

Artificial Intelligence And The End Of Freedom

Introduction Our society has arrived at one of the most important points in human history. The point where it is estimated that supercomputers will soon surpass human capabilities in almost all areas. Also at this point, the amount of data we produce doubles every year. This means that the amount of data we used in […]

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Why it’s time to take a break

While there are many upsides to the use of social media, it can also be disastrous to our mental, physical, intellectual and emotional health. Maybe it’s time to take a break?

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Ban YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm

Fight the spread of misinformation and increase users’ well-being Introduction YouTube is the world’s second-most visited website, right after its parent company, Google. For work or leisure time, YouTube is a great tool for online education, providing entertainment or seeking out information about other cultures or countries on the other side of the world. The […]

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Power & Democracy

How Smart Keeps Us Dumb

Technology over the years has become an integral part of our lives. More and more people are getting access to technology and the internet through what we call smart devices. The most popular one being, of course, the smartphone. In today’s day and age it is like we cannot get through the day if we […]

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Your Data is your fingerprint – Protecting Data is a matter of Urgency!

“If you are doing something that you don’t want other people to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Said by Google ex-CEO Eric Schmidt. In his opinion, Google was merely a conduit and was not responsible for the invasion of people’s privacy. His attitude shows that he doesn’t seem to […]

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Power & Democracy

AI is being used to manipulate the public

Introduction Humans have always manipulated each other to a certain extent, whether they were aware or unaware of it in retrospect. Interestingly, people are convinced that they cannot be manipulated in any shape or form (Amer et. al. 2019). However, the past has proven that it is possible.  Artificial Intelligence, AI, has recently been introduced […]

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Power & Democracy

People should own their Data

“Big brother is watching you”, the famous phrase from the book 1984, written by George Orwell, that refers to the constant surveillance by the government, is as relevant as it has ever been. In recent times, it has been accepted by the mainstream to let Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Google collect personal […]

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Power & Democracy

It’s time to ban targeted advertisements

Nowadays, you can hardly visit a website or open an app on your cell phone without encountering an ad sooner or later. But unlike the commercials on TV or the billboards in public places, the advertising in the browser is tailored to each user. The advantage for the companies is obvious: the better the ad […]

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