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…

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…

Resistance against Facebook

Resistance against Facebook

Author: Maria Manolova The Cambridge Analytica crisis has exposed the sinister sides of the social network. No easy solution appears to be on the way The article published by the online edition of Capital weekly discusses the risks of harm generated by Facebook against the backdrop of the Analytica scandal. The author presents also interesting…

Facebook and responsibility for content

Facebook and responsibility for content

Prof. Nelly Ognyanova, media lawyer, comments on the recent developments in the ongoing Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal on her blog Media Law discussing the arguments for the establishment of an effective appeal procedure. Prof. Ognyanova draws attention to the fact that Facebook is about to hire 20,000 people to identify hate speech because laws such as…