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    The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

The Coming Revolution: Why the EU is the best body for negotiating our future with Silicon Valley

LSE MSc student Sam Gangadin-Guinness looks at what leaving the EU will mean for Britain’s ability to reign in the powerful tech companies.

The 2016 Brexit campaign was pitched as a crusade to repatriate Britain and ‘take back control’, however, subsequent scrutiny of the campaign run by Vote Leave exposed that parliament’s deficiency of sovereignty lay not in our alliance with […]

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February 1st, 2019|Featured, Politics, Tech, Trust|0 Comments|
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    Can AI create a fairer world? Five principles for ethical coding

Can AI create a fairer world? Five principles for ethical coding

LSE MSc student Nicole Darabian reports on a Polis Talk by Kriti Sharma given to the LSE on 27 November 2018

With automation resulting in jobs losses, flawed algorithms perpetuating discriminatory practices and robots receiving citizenships, it is easy to feel discouraged by some of the recent contributions of artificial intelligence (AI).  However, in a world of growing scepticism, Kriti […]

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    Is it time for news publishers to build their own platforms?

Is it time for news publishers to build their own platforms?

This article is by Mattias Erkkilä, a managing editor at Svenska Yle, part of Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle, who will be a visiting research fellow at Polis, LSE this October.

The media industry is getting too comfortable with losing the battle of developing new digital tools and platforms. Companies that used to be driving forces in internet publishing are now […]

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August 28th, 2018|Featured, Journalism, T3, Tech|0 Comments|
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    Will veiled threats from the EU tackle the disinformation problem or can the UK get tough alone?

Will veiled threats from the EU tackle the disinformation problem or can the UK get tough alone?

The EC high level group on ‘fake news’ has done what it was asked to do: it has set out a problem definition and mapped out some policy principles and broad recommendations.

This article is by LSE Truth, Trust and Technology commissioner Dr Damian Tambini (LSE)

The Report

There are no particular surprises. The key points of the report are:

A narrowing […]

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March 16th, 2018|Featured, T3, Tech|0 Comments|

Fact-checking in Latin America: features and challenges

This article is by LSE MSc student Ariel Riera. Ariel is a Chevening Scholar 2017-18 and worked as a journalist at Chequeado from 2012 to 2017

In 2003 Brooks Jackson launched FactCheck.org, giving the name to a fact-checking style of reporting. This genre of journalism, understood briefly as testing factual claims in order to make public discourse accountable and more […]

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