Commit 0ea41c83 authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag

Add latest posts from Aral's blog to News.

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title: "In 2020 and beyond, the battle to save personhood and democracy requires a radical overhaul of mainstream technology"
date: 2020-01-02T15:18:33Z
categories: ["Updates"]
author: "Aral Balkan"
image: "australia-fires.jpg"
postURL: "https://ar.al/2020/01/01/in-2020-and-beyond-the-battle-to-save-personhood-and-democracy-requires-a-radical-overhaul-of-mainstream-technology/"
sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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As we enter a new decade, humankind faces several existential emergencies:
1. The climate emergency
2. The democracy emergency
3. The personhood emergency
In no small part thanks to Greta Thunberg, we’re definitely talking about the first. Whether we’re actually doing anything about it, of course, is very much up for debate.
Similarly, thanks to the rise of the far right around the globe in the shape of (among others) Trump in the US, Johnson in the UK, Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orban in Hungary, and Erdoğan in Turkey, we are also talking about the second, including the role of propaganda (so-called “fake news”) and social media in perpetrating it.
What we seem entirely clueless and ambivalent about is the third even though all the others stem from it and are symptoms of it. It is the emergency without a name. Well, until now, that is.
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title: "The Future of Internet Regulation at the European Parliament"
date: 2019-11-29T15:24:31Z
categories: ["Updates"]
author: "Aral Balkan"
postURL: "https://ar.al/2019/11/29/the-future-of-internet-regulation-at-the-european-parliament/"
sourceURL: "https://ar.al/"
sourceName: "Aral’s blog"
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Last week, I gave three talks in Belgium, starting with one titled “Dear regulators, please don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” at an event on The Future of Internet Regulation organised by the Greens and Pirates at the European Parliament on Tuesday.
You can watch it via the Peertube embed, above [on Aral’s site], thanks to the lovely folks at La Quadrature du Net who took the initiative to rip the recording of the live stream and host it on their own instance. They also edited together a version with my slides, captions, and translations.
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