The too meta world of the Metaverse

by Rashmee

Posted on December 16, 2021


Mark Zuckerberg could be a CEO (or Happiness CEO) in Dave Eggers’ new novel ‘The …

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Dave Eggers’ new novel is a Dickensian take on the perils of Big Tech getting bigger

by Rashmee

Posted on December 15, 2021


I’m reading Dave Eggers’ ‘The Every’, sequel to ‘The Circle’, so a mind-numbing fictional take …

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Meta problems: Beyond Facebook

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2021


Facebook has problems. Meta ones, which is to say, problems beyond problems. In Greek, “meta” …

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It’s no good Twitter and Facebook serving as an ad hoc international court

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2021


/ LANGUAGE In January, Twitter banned the account of Donald Trump after tweets allegedly inciting …

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Yasser Arafat is arrested in India for pro-Palestinian FB post. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Here’s a quite remarkable story. In India, a 32-year-old man posted a pro-Palestine …

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Museveni‘s Uganda: A template for presidents who don’t want to leave office

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2021


Does any of this sound familiar? A president who refuses to leave office and will …

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It’s not clear Europe can really take on ‘Gafa’ and ‘Bat’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2019


  Brussels is finally trying to become something more than a lifestyle and values superpower. …

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Nations need to take a bespoke and multi-faceted approach to online regulation

by Rashmee

Posted on May 14, 2019 / The National


Social media possesses immense power to influence our societies. Now, a number of countries are …

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So, now we know. #Facebook friends aren’t real friends

by Rashmee

Posted on November 20, 2018


Enormously impressed by Florida highest court. It’s ruled on something people should know, except that …

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Nick Clegg is right. Even Bhutan’s fledgling politics feels baleful effects of tech

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2018


After he took a job with Facebook, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg explained …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK