May 28, 2022

New from IFLA: A FAIFE Spotlight on “New Forms of Censorship”

New from IFLA’s (International Federation of Library Associations) FIAFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression).

The new Spotlight report is titled “Data driven futures – censorship takes new forms” and was written by Päivikki Karhula, a researcher from the School of Information Sciences, from the University of Tampere, Finland.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Freedom of speech and censorship – project
  • Surveillance and censorship intertwined
  • Who controls the internet?
  • Paradoxes of democracy
  • Big media – concentration, globalization and user data
  • Media redefined
  • Big data
  • Information regime and respect for the user
  • References
  • Additional information & contacts
  • Project on social media

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