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 […]

“If you’re not on TikTok, you quickly become an outcast”

My latest article was published on Journal. It can be found HERE. The Chinese app TikTok is the superstar of social media, booming because of its creative potential. However, the platform has also been criticised for its privacy policy and its inability to prevent sexual harassment and cyberbullying. The Luxembourgish government banks on education to fight […]

La valeur des publicités

Avez-vous déjà acheté quelque chose à cause de l’image d’une marque ? Certainement, surtout lorsque l’emballage est très voyant et séduisant. Si nous devions nier que nous répondons à de bonnes publicités, nous pourrions tout aussi bien condamner des millions de départements marketing à l’obscurité, car quelle valeur a le marketing dans un monde d’engourdis. […]

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 […]

[Reportage] USA wëll Reegele fir sozial Netwierker änneren

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 4. Juni iwwerdroe ginn. Den Donald Trump ass rosen iwwer Twitter, well d’Plattform seng Tweets elo engem “Fact-check” ënnerstellt, also seet op se der Wourecht entspriechen oder net. D’Republikaner mengen elo dass d’Reegele fir sozial Netzwierker solle geännert ginn. Twitter hat ee Link ënnert […]

[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 […]

A selfie in Pripyat

I experienced some social media backlash after posting a selfie from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Beyond the usual problem of annoying comments, this experience raises questions about our current social media use.