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17.10.2019
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zürich

49. Economic Conference

Social scoring – where do we stand?

Ron Deibert

Social Media, Digital Surveillance and the Threats to Liberal Democracy

Christoph Frei

Technologie 5.0 – Politik 1.0

The theme of the Progress Foundation’s 49th Economic Conference was “Social scoring – where do we stand? The two speakers brought very different perspectives to the table.

Prof. Ron Deibert impressively demonstrated the technical tools that states have at their disposal (and use) to monitor and manipulate disagreeable people such as activists, journalists and members of the opposition and to obstruct their use of the media in a variety of ways.

Prof. Christoph Frei put forward the not uncontroversial, and in any case abuse-prone, thesis that when assessing states, one must not only look at institutional and procedural legitimacy, but also at output legitimacy, i.e. the (economic) well-being of the population.

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Social Media, Digital Surveillance and the Threats to Liberal Democracy
Ron Deibert, Präsentation
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Technologie 5.0 – Politik 1.0
Christoph Frei, Präsentation
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