Big Tech is on trial

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Last year, regulators in both the US and the EU were fairly tough on technology companies but 2021 may be a pivotal moment. There is growing concern that tech giants’ economic dominance is translating into political power – too much of it – as seen in Twitter’s decision to ban Mr Trump. … Continue reading “Big Tech is on trial”

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Censorship of the web is already a worldwide norm, not the exception

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2018 / The National


When Facebook and Twitter face US congressmen’s questions today (September 5) about policing online content, the tech giants won’t be able to prove they work to the Goldilocks principle. Is what they serve up like our heroine’s porridge — not too hot, not too cold, but just right? Are the tech titans doing too little to police … Continue reading “Censorship of the web is already a worldwide norm, not the exception”

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In the battle against fake news, we can learn from the war on drugs

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2017 / The National


There are reports that Google, Facebook and Twitter are working overtime to stamp out the scourge of  fake news . Unfortunately, these reports may turn out to be as flawed as the content they are supposedly trying to banish. This is not to cast doubt on the sincerity of the tech giants’ intentions. But can they realistically … Continue reading “In the battle against fake news, we can learn from the war on drugs”

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How to make Twitter the world’s most successful company. A pay-to-tweet plan?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 1, 2017


I’ve been wondering for months what would happen to @realdonaldtrump if Twitter folded up. Would he get into a frightful sulk? Would he shrivel into himself? Might he start it up again and turn it into a success, rather contradicting the Donald Trump business model of bluster and bankruptcy? Who knows? But perhaps it won’t … Continue reading “How to make Twitter the world’s most successful company. A pay-to-tweet plan?”

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In the age of re-tweet rage, Mahatma Gandhi’s localism creed is relevant

by Rashmee

Posted on July 9, 2016


Do you recognize this feeling? “I’m outraged. I’m exhausted from being outraged. I can’t afford not to be outraged. It’s outrageous.” Ty Burr wrote those lines in the Boston Globe after a few hours of being Twitter-bombed with requests to share in the communal fury surrounding the following: “A) Donald Trump’s use of a Jewish … Continue reading “In the age of re-tweet rage, Mahatma Gandhi’s localism creed is relevant”

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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