Protection from ‘manipulation’ Pejmanfar is keen to see access to Twitter prohibited, with the military responsible for the implementation and details of a ban — which also means the exceptions. The influential lawmaker has a Twitter account he uses regularly, just like almost all high-ranking politicians in the country, from President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign […]
Prior to the 2020 U.S. election, there has been a great deal of fervor amongst academics and journalists about the potential threat of high-tech deepfake videos, which use AI to create realistic representations of people saying or doing things they never said or did. As of yet, we haven’t had a major political disaster involving […]
Chadwick and Kamala have a shared history – having both graduated from Howard University in Washington, where Chadwick graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing in 2000, and Kamala graduated with a degree in political science and economics in 1986.
Literally all of the sustained rioting and other violence has occured in Democrat-run cities. The federal government does not have jurisdiction to always send in the feds to wander rioting streets and quell the civil unrest. If Trump did always have such authority and if he acted upon it, he’d be called a fascist. Indeed, […]
No president has ever dominated the news the way Donald Trump does, and if anything that’s intensified during the campaign. Trump generates far, far more coverage, commentary and columnizing than Joe Biden, and not just because he’s the incumbent. He has always had an uncanny ability, rooted in his New York days, to drive the […]
One defining difference between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is their support of socialism, defined roughly here by the degree to which a central government regulates its people and finances its services. There has been endless opining about the merits of socialism for at least a century. As socialism recently re-emerged […]
Various politicians around the world have also lost jobs in the coronavirus context. Phil Hogen resigned as EU Trade Commissioner on Aug. 26, 2020, after allegations he breached guidelines in Ireland (here). Austria’s Junior Minister for Culture Ulrike Lunacek quit in May 2020 after being accused of lack of urgency in reopening cultural venues (here). […]
“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate hate on TikTok. We recognise that this may seem an insurmountable challenge as the world is increasingly polarised, but we believe that this shouldn’t stop us from trying,” TikTok’s head of trust and safety for EMEA Cormac Keenan said in a statement.
“Iran’s security authorities have been trying to get control of the internet for 20 years,” Amir Rashidi, who researches cybersecurity and digital rights in Iran, told DW. Rashidi, who is based in New York, said the proposed law would use the military to that end. “There are also rumors that Iran is looking for help […]
Thousands of individuals are arrested as a result of sending social media posts every year in Turkey, usually over allegations of insulting Turkishness, the president, or support for terrorism. The proposed legislation marks a new direction, however, allowing Ankara to exert direct control over the platforms.