The internet was heralded as a free for all democratic forum where we will come together as a global society and tackle important issues. Instead we got segregated, trapped in various digital prisons which are running 24/7 surveillance on our persons, behaviours and habits. What went wrong and how do we change the way future is bestowed upon us? What can and what must we do as a digital individual, as a group, as a society?
We sat down with an activist Chris Pinchen at the ARNES Mreža znanja conference to talk about the web of distrust, deep-fake videos, the failure of the commons idea and the ways we can all put them back together.
Chris Pinchen is a activist concerned with the levels, and extent, of surveillance in society. Chris is co-founder of the Chokepoint Project, a non-profit organisation that collects, analyses and reports on data relating to network neutrality and civil rights in the digital domain.
The podcast music provided by Ben Seretan.
Citizen D advice:
- Require political responsibility for all things net!
- Focus on the collaborative efforts of your social circle in securing your privacy
- Make the net work for you.
- Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation – article
- The Snowden Legacy, part one: What’s changed, really? – article
- Mark Zuckerberg: You Can Trust Me, or You Can Trust One of the Country’s Most Respected Newspapers – article
About the podcast:
Podcast Citizen D gives you a reason for being a productive citizen. Citizen D features talks by experts in different fields focusing on the pressing topics in the field of information society and media. We can do it. Full steam ahead!