The causal loop between information disorder and trust on the Internet

The causal loop between information disorder and trust on the Internet

Tanja Pavleska, Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana This article explains the link between information disorder (represented by misinformation, disinformation and malinformation) and trust on the Internet, from both socio-economic and technological perspective. The topics are analysed through information/content type that is a popular online representative of the problem: the fake news…

European efforts to regulate internet intermediaries

Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria May 2 2018 Nowadays we are constantly witnessing how diverse Internet intermediaries are rapidly evolving to perform a variety of important social and economic functions. Some facilitate users’s access to the Internet, enable the processing of information and data, or host web-based services, including for user-generated content. The different…

Fake news – an old trap

Lately, there have been frequent talks about fighting “fake news” and promoting media literacy. The President of Latvia has already held two public discussions on “fake news” and provided media literacy lessons for 9th grade students. But what is being done to make the old book of fake news clear (and would not have a…

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

The Czech Constitutional Court accepted constitutional complaint that both the Police and County Court broke constitutional rights with respect to issuing fine 380 EUR for private libel communication by an individual via Facebook in communication between two persons. The Czech Constitutional Court (III.ÚS 3844/13 ) acknowledged that the Police obtained data from Facebook account in…

Psychological warfare

The brain behind the psychological warfare weapon that brought Trump and Brexit Imagine Nixon on steroids – so the 28-year-old IT genius describes the implications of his tool for manipulating society

The article published on the online news portal OFFNews discusses various aspects including psychological ones of the Analytica case. The author Maja Mladenova presents all the factual background of the scandal through the Guardian investigation of the personal career of Christopher Wiley. She refers to the Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon’s sentence “I invented the weapon…