<billions> Link List - digital platforms and social media

Sam de Silva sam at commonedge.com.au
Fri Jan 7 23:30:53 CET 2022

Dear all,

Billions took a long nap, and now waking up to a different type of atmosphere. It’ll be the same as before - with leaks into crypto and nft platforms.

This year, we’ll make more of an effort to establish a presence on other digital platforms. And your contributions and feedback is always welcome. 

Sweden sets up Psychological Defense Agency to fight fake news, foreign interference - 7 Jan 2022: Sweden is launching a new agency to defend against a rising threat: disinformation — organized campaigns to spread false information. More <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/06/sweden-fake-news-psychological-defence-agency/>. Link to agency site <https://www.mpf.se/en/> 

Lawsuit: Facebook recommendations helped extremists meet and plan murder - 7 Jan  2022 : Facebook sued by sister of federal security officer shot to death at protest. More <https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/01/lawsuit-facebook-recommendations-helped-extremists-meet-and-plan-murder/>

Extremist groups continue to ‘metastasize and recruit’ after Capitol attack, study finds - 5 Jan 2022: The report says that while some groups were gripped with paranoia by the arrests, others began targeting local politics. More <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/04/extremist-groups-recruit-post-capitol-attack-new-study-finds>

The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2022 - 5 Jan 2022 : More <https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/technology/personaltech/tech-2022-vr-metaverse.html>

European Commission proposals to improve the working conditions of people working through digital labour platforms - 9 Dec 2021 : The European Commission proposes a set of measures to improve the working conditions in platform work and to support the sustainable growth of digital labour platforms in the EU. More <https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=10120&furtherNews=yes#navItem-1>

Understudied Digital Platforms in the Philippines - 17 Dec 2021 : A research project sought to understand the role of lesser-known digital platforms, such as TikTok and WeChat, in the Philippine information environment and draw out strategies to mitigate disinformation among their users.  More <https://internews.org/resource/understudied-digital-platforms-in-the-philippines/>

How Big Tech Turns Privacy Laws into Privacy Theatre - 2 Dec 2021 : Some privacy professionals are shut out of the process, but others don’t even realize their complicity. More <https://slate.com/technology/2021/12/facebook-twitter-big-tech-privacy-sham.html>

New data shows suburbs where ‘freedom’ protesters hail from - 1 Dec 2021 : Staggering new data has pinpointed exactly where Melbourne’s “freedom” protesters hail from, with many found to be everyday Australians who have battled through consistent lockdowns and struggled to make ends meet. More <https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/politics/new-data-shows-suburbs-where-freedom-protesters-hail-from/news-story/0cd209be41f532a3a4f813a44ae02d49>

The Statecraft of Digital IDs: An Annotated Bibliography - 1 Dec 2021 : More <https://points.datasociety.net/the-statecraft-of-digital-ids-an-annotated-bibliography-f1213963b120>

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