orizon Worlds, Facebook’s new virtual reality platform is about to be launched globally. In light of his research into content shared by Greek far-right extremists on social media, Georgios Samaras considers the opportunities Horizon Worlds will present for extremist groups and disinformation. Continue reading Far-Right Extremism on Metaverse: What will it look like?
Much of the acrimonious debate on Brexit of the past few years played out on Twitter. But the sheer volume of Tweets on the subject, and the oft-cited ‘echo chamber’ phenomenon make it difficult to gauge what this conversation looked like. What kind of messages were prominent on Twitter? Which side of the Brexit debate was strongest? How did this change over time? How were Theresa May and Boris Johnson judged in their tenure as prime minister? Continue reading Who did Twitter users blame for Brexit?
Adam Bowering, Policy Adviser in the European Parliament, discusses the European Parliament’s objection to the UK being granted data adequacy and what this means for the future of data transfers in the long-term. Almost two weeks ago, the European Parliament took the step of objecting to the European Commission’s decision to grant the UK data adequacy. Far from being a reactionary move against a former member state, the … Continue reading Data adequacy: Doubts cast on UK’s commitment to privacy protection
Adam Bowering takes a look at what divergence from EU digital policy could mean for civil liberties and the economy in the UK. Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the future of UK digital policy?
This post was originally published on EURACTIV by Benjamin Fox. It details the findings of a new European Institute report, published with the New Economics Foundation, on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision in the Brexit negotiations. Read the full report here, by authors: Oliver Patel – Research Associate, UCL European Institute Duncan McCann – Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation … Continue reading European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal