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TechPresident:  Bad News Bots
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TechPresident: Bad News Bots

(This originally appeared as “Bad News Bots” on Techpresident.)   It’s no secret that governments and political actors now make use of social robots or bots—automated scripts that produce content and mimic real users. Faux social media accounts now spread pro-governmental messages, beef up web site follower numbers, and causeartificial […]

TechPresident:  Singapore Doesn’t Always Need Internet Censorship to Silence Critics
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TechPresident: Singapore Doesn’t Always Need Internet Censorship to Silence Critics

(This originally appeared as “Singapore Doesn’t Always Need Internet Censorship to Silence Critics” on TechPresident.  Redux + additional links on Freedom to Tinker.)   Singapore likes to promote itself as a business-friendly country where the government has a soft touch. But by firing a professor known for criticizing the government’s censorship strategies, […]

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TechPresident: How Obama’s Democratization Strategy Can Be Even More Tech Savvy

(This post originally appeared as “How Obama’s Foreign Policy Can Be Savvier about Tech and Democratization” on TechPresident.) The last four years have seen demonstrated dividends for democracy from investments made by the Obama administration. Forging a new foreign policy approach that fosters openness for governments and technology support for […]