States and Hosting Providers vs Big Tech Self-Regulation Risk
18 November 2021
Ex- Facebook employee, Frances Haugen is a whistleblower who tries to raise awareness of the risks generated by Big Tech policies, and she seems to be trying to protect users. Behind this simplistic appearance, the reality of the issues at stake is very different.
The dangerous powers of Big Tech in general, and Facebook in particular
08 November 2021
For the second time, a US Big Tech censored an African leader. After the censorship of the Nigerian President by Twitter, Facebook has just censored the Ethiopian Prime Minister.
Disclosure, censorship, deception: Invasive limit, legitimacy diagonal, and diversity.
31 October 2021
As broadband internet access begins to take hold in Africa, this brings both opportunities and risks, which suggests paying attention to informational risks: cindynic methodology describes these risks as crucial in the construction of perceptions, and therefore in the genesis of conflicts, which hinder sustainable development, and even just development.
Banning pseudonimity endangers lives, notably in Africa
29 October 2021
Last summer, Joe Biden unilaterally ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, casting doubts on the ability of US intelligence to anticipate developments. The speed of the Taliban takeover wreaked havoc due to insufficient means of evacuation for Afghans wishing to escape the Taliban crackdown. Some media then oddly praised Facebook's decision to allow them to lock their accounts.
The critical role of perception builders
29 October 2021
When implementing the UN 2030 agenda, the construction of perceptions and its builders, especially in the media, must be considered. This is what second-order Cindynics suggest. This approach shares several concepts with sustainable development, and offers an operational method allowing operational efficiency gains to actors pursuing the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the 2030 agenda.
Power over opinion, electoral interference, and undermining of African justice
28 October 2021
E.H. Carr considered three forms of political power in the international sphere: military power, economic power, and a third form, less often cited: power over opinion. As broadband internet access begins to take hold in Africa, the issue of power over public opinion should not be overlooked.