Category Archives: democracy

In Memoriam “La Peppa”(1930-2018)

In Memoriam: Giuseppa Saccaro del Buffa Battisti (1930-2018) by Dr. Kim Veltman *) , Scholar of Perspective and Meta-Librarian Extraordinarius, Maastricht NL Introduction Giuseppa (Giuseppina) Saccaro del Buffa Battisti, affectionately known as La Peppa, was one of the great scholars … Continue reading

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Network Propaganda = Empirical Study by prof Benkler: recent USA Media Ecosystem

  UPDATE December 17, 2018 The book is now published and it arrived today at our house in Holland. The key message is that in the USA a vast right-wing media ecology (not only Internet, Facebook or Twitter)  has been in … Continue reading

Posted in belief system, Benkler, Brainwashing, Cambridge Analytica, democracy, disinformation, election meddling, Fake news, Media, social media, The Split, Uncategorized, Voter manipulation | 2 Comments

Democracy is under attack and should be Redefined

When representatives and elections (one of the cornerstones of Democracy -rule by the People-) can be bought and the electorate can be mass-manipulated person-by-person by big data marketing systems, the Civil Society is in trouble. Our communities can and should … Continue reading

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#DeepMovements Ahead with New Power Synthecracy

(updated July 8 2018 : lecture at the Von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society – HIIG, in Berlin ) Introduction People all over the world have the feeling that things in society and the economy can not continue like … Continue reading

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The Real Problem we will have to face together to Survive = Fascism

Fascism is formally called “Autoritarianism” (= preference of a central strong man hierarchical rule;  does that ring a bell?). Popular ‘populist’ politicians, who see themselves as the strong leader, and attack democracy, feed on the promises that authoritarianism make. Somebody … Continue reading

Posted in Autoritarianism, democracy, Fascism, nationalism, NRA, populism, populist, Synthecracy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow (70) passed away, may he RIP.

[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WS9DhSIWR0 ]] Barlow passed away on February 8, 2018. He was a great inspirator for freedom of expression online and coined the name “Cyberspace” (the worldwide Civil Society community of online connected people, freely imagining & sharing & creating thoughts … Continue reading

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Can We Save Democracy from Digital Fascism?

As i wrote before on Twitter and elsewhere, mass surveillance (NL: sleepwet) is just the first step in a power process. Next steps: ===> mass individual profiling (with techniques from advertising ===> isolation into bubbles by confirming views and prejudices … Continue reading

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