Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?

When former U.S. President Donald Trump was suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, Twitch, Shopify, Stripe, Reddit, Tik-Tok, YouTube and Pinterest over his false and malicious statements as well as violent political rhetoric, it became a subject of debate as to whether social media platforms have the right to suspend or delete postings from political … Continue reading Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?

Making Fun of Voters: Kamala Harris and Manipulation Techniques by the (Italian) Right-Wing

A few days ago, on June 7, 2021, Kamala Harris (the VP of the USA) had her first overseas trip, to Guatemala, since taking office. After she has been tasked by Joe Biden (POTUS) with controlling a surge in migration at the southern border, the trip is an information-gathering mission. For the VP, their main … Continue reading Making Fun of Voters: Kamala Harris and Manipulation Techniques by the (Italian) Right-Wing

The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal

The Biden administration has expressed a desire to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following Trump's withdrawal in 2018.  The agreement, which was signed by Iran, the US, and several world powers, was intended to restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The program lasted three years and elongated Iran's … Continue reading The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.S. and Ransomware: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Your Information?

In early 2021 the Colonial Pipeline Company, the largest system of pipelines for oil products in the US, paid out over 4 million USD in ransom following a cyber attack. This means that hackers gained access to the company’s computerized controls over the pipeline and requested that the company pay the ransom in order to … Continue reading The U.S. and Ransomware: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Your Information?