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Online freedoms: Safeguards must be balanced with free expression

POSTED ON JUNE 10, 2021  Credit: Shutterstock/gts Beginning on 14 June, 2021, representatives from government, the private sector, civil society, academia and the technical community will gather remotely for one week at the 71st International Policy Forum of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is the international non-profit organisation that brings together stakeholders […]

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From Rural Digital Divides to Local Solutions

By Nicol Turner-LeePhotography by Mark Williams-Hoelscher The road to Garrett County, Maryland Thick snow flurries fell on the night that my colleague Mark Hoelscher, then Brookings’s resident photographer, and I left Washington, D.C., driving northwest on Interstate 270 toward Garrett County, Maryland. The trip, which is normally three hours, took five given the blinding and […]

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Digital Democracy: Past, Present, Future An Interview with Vinton G. Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Paper by Beth Simone Noveck, Vinton G. Cerf Authors Info & Affiliations ABSTRACT In this 2019 interview, Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, reflects on the evolution of the Internet from a computational to a social medium. He shares his concerns about the spread of disinformation and the way that the negative feedback loop created […]