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Civility and trust in social media

Trust is a fundamental asset for economic development. Social media have been credited with the potential of reinvigorating trust by offering new opportunities for social and political participation. This view has been recently challenged by the rising phenomenon of online … Continue reading

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The long shadow of Stasi spying

Many countries monitor their citizens using secret surveillance systems. According to the Democracy Index 2012, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 37 percent of the world population lives in authoritarian states. In many of those countries, large-scale surveillance systems are … Continue reading

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