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The heyday of information capitalism

Joseph Vogl: Capitalism and resentment

INTERNET: In 2017, two-thirds of Americans received large portions of their daily news dose via social media. The coincidence of financial capitalism and information technologies creates, according to Joseph Vogl, "resentment-driven echo chambers."

What should Europe do?

EUROPE: Europe and EU co-operation have developed in step with society's crises and challenges. On that occasion, MODERN TIMES has asked a number of Norwegian opinion leaders questions about the future of Europe. The EU's Green Deal shows leadership on the environment and climate, in addition to digital services. We ask which areas the EU should prioritize, with appropriate political, legal or industrial initiatives and forms of cooperation.

These giga platforms

Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang: An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

FACEBOOK: Where is the limit of social media's use of free speech if these deliberately ignore systematic and global abuses in the form of hate speech and undemocratic methods such as fake news and hate speech?

What about surveillance in the digital culture revolution?

Thomas Hylland Eriksen: The planet of apps – how the smartphone changed the world

big tech: The planet of apps is probably one of the richest things you can now read about how we humans "sew together" with communication technology. But what about surveillance?

Transhumanism's dream of eternal life and zero pain

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THE TECHNICAL POWERS: Two new books about people and technology: We are all influenced by the pressure chamber social platforms that Facebook creates. And what about NRK, should they actively participate in such a development?

Cryptocurrency: Facebooks Libra

CRYPTO: The time when bank payments across national borders took five days is not yet over. But it does not cost five percent of the transaction anymore. But what about those without a bank account? Libra is driving development

The age of the platforms

Geert Lovink: Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism

MEDIA: Author Geert Lovink analyzes contemporary use of social media and looks towards a possible end to «platform nihilism».

On the way into the 2020's

NEWSPAPER EDITOR: The conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

From the mass party and the TV party to today's digital party

Paolo Gerbaudo: The Digital Party

FACEBOOK'S POLITICAL PAGE?: The new «digital» parties are experimenting with social media in order to reinvent the party form and eliminate the distance that has arisen between the political leaders and the people.

Bone women's fight in a male-dominated industry

Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth – The Business of News and the Fight for Facts Author

: DISCRIMINATION: Jill Abramson gives the unvarnished truth about how female journalists are exposed to sexism in some of America's largest newspaper houses.

Diaries from the wild youth of the internet

Matthew Carnahan: A Very Public Offering. The Story of theglobel.com and the First Internet Revolution / Valley of the Boom

: DOTCOM: The First Internet Revolution is a wild chapter with a strange mix of comedy and disaster. An inside perspective and the wisdom of posterity help us to ask again if everything could have gone differently.

A digital omnipotence?

: The Facebook scandal last year demonstrates how careless providers of social networks handle the data of their users – and clarifies what colossal challenges "The Big Four" poses to our democracy.