(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
The surveillance we see today is not necessarily a natural or necessary response to the threat of terrorism, if we are to believe Cristina Archetti, professor at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Ny Tid meets her at the department's annual monitoring seminar at Fritt Ord. According to Archetti, the idea of surveillance as counter-terrorism only makes sense within a constructed reality that is in many ways arbitrary. A Foucaultian truth regime forms the framework for what can be said about surveillance, what is true and what is false. "Language is very important, it has a key role," she says. "Little by little . . .
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