Twitter and Its State-Affiliated Media Label

Happy end of exams everyone! My paper examined the possibility of introducing regulation to protect free speech on Twitter. One issue I came across in my research which I thought was quite interesting was Twitter’s policy of labelling certain accounts as “state-affiliated media.” I wanted to share a brief opinion piece on the subject: […]

Issues in content moderation: algorithmic recommendation systems.

Hi all! Please check out my presentation if you are interested in content moderation issues. I hope you will enjoy it. I provided the links to interesting articles/my resources in the slides, some are in the comments section. To listen to the presentation, I believe you need to download it. Presentation: In addition, here […]

Presentation: DRM Technology and User Rights

Hello everyone. Here is my (Julian) presentation on the use of Digital Rights Management technology. The presentation can be found here: Here is a transcript of the presentation: Let me know if you have any thoughts on how laws on DRM should be used to balance the interests of content creators and consumers. […]

Amazon Suspends Twitch Accounts Spreading Misinformation

Amazon banned some Twitch streams that were promoting Russian propaganda. They are removing streams providing information Russian Misinformation. Amazon claims that the number of harmful streams is low and they have been removed. The story was brought forward by the Tech Transparency Project. Both articles can be found below. – Seb

YouTube warns federal bill could hit digital creators’ earnings from abroad

I found a recent article about how Bill C-11 may negatively impact Youtube creators income. This is because “the proposed legislation that would force YouTube and other streaming platforms to actively promote Canadian content risks downgrading the popularity of that same content abroad.” In the article, Geist says proposed law, known as Bill C-11, would […]

Ending online anonymity won’t make social media less toxic

Hello All, I found another interesting read regarding anonymity on online platforms and whether regulations should be put in place to stop anonymous internet users. This article discusses the pros and cons of allowing anonymous users and why ultimately, regulating anonymous users would not be beneficial. You can find the article here: – Madison […]

Zoom agrees to $85M settlement in litigation over privacy and ‘Zoombombings’

Hi guys! I found an interesting article about recent litigation Zoom was in for customer security and privacy! It was back in late 2021, but I thought it was really interesting! You can find the article linked here:

NFTs Are Here to Ruin D&D

Here is the article: How the service will work is as follows: “To sum up: Players will buy a pre-generated D&D character, play with it in pre-generated adventures, level it up on the blockchain, and then sell it. It sounds like easy money, right? You’ll get paid to play your favorite game.” The article […]

Worldcoin: large scale retina scans in exchange for worthless crypto

I honestly am struggling with this, but somehow these articles are not an April Fool’s joke: MIT Tech Review: Buzzfeed: Surreal as this may sound, there is, actually, a Crypto company, with real employees, who have built a handheld “Orb,” which they are bringing around the world, scanning the retinas of as many […]

Cryptocurrency: UK Treasury to regulate some stablecoins

The article can be found here: “So-called “stablecoins” will become recognised forms of payment to give people confidence in using digital currencies, it said. Stablecoins are designed to have a stable value linked to traditional currencies or assets like gold. They are considered less volatile than cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.” Following the presentation on […]