August 7, 2019

Truth, lies, & learning in an online disinformation war

According to existing laws of war and international human rights accords, children and schools (i.e., learning environments) are supposed to be protected when in warzones. In 1949, The Geneva Convention established rules that occupying powers must “facilitate the proper working of [educational facilities]” and even provide education for children who are displaced because of war…. Continue reading

W. Ian O'Byrne 2019-08-07 13:01:24

Conversations around digital consent are happening, but must be given more urgency. They need to be led by organizations that are independent of governments and industry, such as national data regulators, so that powerful interests do not dominate. That said, they should include companies that collect the data, as well as ethicists, human-rights organizations, national… Continue reading