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www.theatlantic.com > Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev
How to Put Out Democracy’s Dumpster Fire
8 mar. 2021 - Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
 · anonymity · antitrust · creative-commons · culture · democracy · disinformation · facebook · france · internet-governance · platforms · polis · politics · public-sphere · qanon · regulation · safe-harbor · science · social-media · technology · wikipedia

www.nrc.nl > Gert Van Langendonck
‘Elke Afrikaan is rechtmatig erfgenaam van roofkunst’
14 oct. 2020 - Koloniale roofkunst: De Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza wil de Afrikaanse kunst bevrijden uit de Europese musea die hij culturele gevangenissen noemt. Hij staat in Frankrijk en Nederland voor de rechter. „Je vraagt een dief toch geen toestemming om terug te nemen wat hij heeft gestolen?
 · africa · art · belgium · black-struggle · colonialism · congo · france · museums · netherlands

www.nybooks.com > Robert F. Worth
Syria’s Lost Chance
8 oct. 2020 - On June 29, 1920, the Syrian envoy Habib Lutfallah stood before a committee of French senators in the Luxembourg Palace, that vast, baroque monument to France’s grand siècle. He had come to Paris to make a plea for an autonomous Arab state in the lands of the defeated Ottoman Empire. It was late in the day, and the odds were very long: France’s Army of the Levant was already massing in what is now Lebanon, preparing to march eastward and impose a neocolonial regime on Damascus.
 · arab-nationalism · colonialism · democracy · france · islam · liberalism · ottoman-empire · syria

thecorrespondent.com > Felix Light, Francesca Musiani, Jenny Lee and Morgan Meaker
Why is Covid-19 surveillance tech welcomed in some countries but rejected in others?
17 sep. 2020 - Moscow’s high-tech battle against the pandemic turned into a public health disaster, but there was no protest. In France, there was widespread resistance to coronavirus tracking tech, but South Koreans gave up some privacy to prevent widespread lockdown. Why do some countries reject corona surveillance tech more than others?
 · collectivism · corruption · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · drones · facial-recognition · france · gay-rights · mers · privacy · resistance · russia · smart-cities · south-korea · surveillance