ConsEUmer podcast / EP37: Right-to-die, Facebook goes shopping, and the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili)

It’s a new episode of ConsEUmer, with these topics: 🚲 The “Dutch Cycling Embassy” makes spurious claims 🇪🇺 The EU doesn’t like Facebook’s latest purchase (w/ Yaël Ossowski) 🇮🇹 Italians campaign for the “right to die” 🇬🇪 Georgia is the EU’s free-market neighbour (w/ Zurab Tchiaberashvili) Link to “Dutch Cycling Embassy” post: https://bit.ly/3sqP813 You can […]

Introducing the ConsEUmer podcast / EP1: Targeted Fun (w/ Yaël Ossowski)

This week I launched the ConsEUmer podcast, the European podcast of the Consumer Choice Center. Broadcasting every Thursday, wherever you listen to podcasts. I will be updating you on the latest consumer choice issues in the EU and its member states, and will also host a weekly guest. This week with Yaël Ossowski, on targeted […]

Social Media Platforms Should Not Be Sheriffs for Government Control

No matter of which political affiliation you are, you should be able to agree on this: there is a lot of awful content on social media. Cyber-bullying, blackmail, violations of personal privacy, antisemitism, or just sheer nonsensical abuse howled at the most innocent tweets, Facebook posts, or Instagram pictures. For a long time, social media […]

[Tëscheruff] D’Meenungsfräiheet am Internet verdeedegen

Dësen Tëscheruff gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 3. Mee iwwerdroen. De Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Verschwörungstheorien, Falschnoriichten, Haasskommentarer: Den Internet ass voll mat zweiwelhaftem an eekelhaftem Material. Jiddereen dee Facebook oder Twitter benotzt ass et antëscht gewinnt, an dës Plattformen di sech och schwéier drun, fir de Problem am Grëff […]

[REPORTAGE] Ass richteg Privatsphär um Internet nach méiglech?

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 26. November ausgestraalt ginn. D’sozial Netwierk Facebook geet an der Affär ëm d’Cambridge Analytica Affär géint eng Amende aus Groussbritannien an Appel. Och an der Europäescher Unioun gëtt ëmmer nees un héich Amenden erënnert, fir déi amerikanesch Entreprise un hir Obligatiounen ze erënneren.

We should actually worship Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently appeared in a hearing in the European Parliament. EU legislators wanted to re-create a similar situation than the hearing conducted in the U.S Congress. Once again, Zuckerberg found himself at a public trial, being used for the self-aggrandisement of politicians. Why does nobody appreciate the value created by Silicon Valley […]

[REPORTAGE] Facebook-Hearing: Reaktiounen zu Bréissel

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg realiséiert, an ass den 23. Mee ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op http://www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. [Radio USO]: Um Dënschden-Owend war de Facebook-Hearing mam Mark Zuckerberg am Europaparlament zu Bréissel. No dem Skandal mat Cambridge Analytica ass et drëms gaangen de Facebook Grënner iwwer Changementer an der Politik […]