Hate speech and social media – what is the hen, what is the egg?

The world is witnessing a wave.   The wave has many names: Chauvinism, right-wing populism, proto-fascism, contempt for morals and the common good, hatred of the disadvantaged, hostility towards groups, pride in stupidity. It calls itself Tea Party, Alt-Right, Brexit,...

Three great lectures on video

There are plenty of lecture videos available on the digital human rights subject. Yet, some of them clearly stand out. Here are three that I found particularly interesting for my understanding of the matters. For me this is alltogether 3.5 hours of mindblowing...

In the realm of the rowdy – an excursion to the Philippines

Reading time: ~8 min. The knife is missing. My chicken with rice and vegetables I eat only with fork and spoon, or just take the hand to help. And I notice that you can cut surprisingly well with a spoon. Knives at the table are supposedly frowned upon in the...

Why the planned EU copyright directive would harm us in the long run

Open letter to the EU parliamentarians who have so far spoken out in favour of a compromise on a copyright directive. (For a list see How Your MEPs Voted on the Article 13 #CensorshipMachine). Reading time: 2 min.   Dear ladies and gentlemen, in the midst of general...

Why sexting is perfectly normal behaviour – and should be protected

49 to 88 Percent. Thats the figure. It’s the amount of average people that exchange intimate, sexually explicit content online. Sending hot images and sexting via messengers, chats, dating platforms. So much for “I have nothing to hide“. Does that surprise us? Not...