The power of information dissemination through social media networks is remarkable, with messages often going viral within seconds. Yet, it is essential to acknowledge that social media activism has its limitations.
Welcome to a world where AI and automation helps to transform the job market in ways we never imagined, and maybe, just maybe, makes us laugh along the way (we’ll get to that part).
Under the guise of supporting local news outlets in Canada, Bill C-18 aims to censor all news outlets on social media platforms unless their companies offer compensation to Canadian news outlets for the news they provide.
In Vietnam, a new regulation will take effect by January 2024 requiring all social media users to verify their identities in order to use online platforms. This move is a blatant violation of the right to free expression and privacy.
The distinctly human capacity for innovation has reduced hunger and poverty, and greatly expanded our life expectancies since the Industrial Revolution. Many industries may have contributed to the carbon crisis, but a new industry will be what solves it.
TikTok has been under intense scrutiny for its data collection and sharing practices, with concerns raised about the platform’s relationship with the Chinese government and its potential for mass surveillance of Americans. But should it be banned?
Despite the economic challenges involved, nuclear power is our best chance of walking that tightrope that allows us to manage both economic and industrial concerns while decarbonizing. Is that not the objective we are all striving for?
The provisions in the Misuse of Social Media Act passed by Uganda’s Parliament are highly restrictive and pose a direct threat to digital freedom. Here’s a quick breakdown of how and why…
Developments in AI, such as the recent creation of ChatGPT, can be seen as world-changing in ways that should not be taken lightly. However, it clearly has immense potential for humanity, so long as we choose the right path. What are the parallels between the advent of nuclear fission and the rise of AI?
Communism crippled the Soviet Union’s satellite states during the 20th century, but when the USSR fell, one country was quickest to move to capitalism: Poland. More than 30 years later, the results are in: Poland is outperforming its neighbors economically and socially. That much was evident in the way it has recovered from the global […]
Here in Episode 4 of our series on Blockchain Economics, Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, will walk you through Hayek’s elegantly simple proposal: make private individuals and businesses free to offer their own money to compete with that of the government.
Bitcoin is a serious and direct threat to governments’ power to control and print money. So, politicians and bureaucrats are building Bitcoin into the ultimate boogeyman. It “puts the financial system at the whims of some shadowy group of super-coders,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren. Then there’s the narrative — pushed by British newspaper The Guardian […]
Smart Contracts are an important part of blockchain technology. In this video, we will explain what do we mean by contracts and how they can be complete and incomplete, and why the blockchain is a fantastic technology to accomplish reduction of transaction costs.
Bitcoin and other crypto have put a lot of pressure on governments. They just can’t ignore it anymore. Some have tried really hard to control it (like China), others have embraced it completely, like El Salvador, which just legalized bitcoin as legal tender. In this video, we explore examples of obstacles some countries put on […]
In 2021, Bitcoin hit the impressive mark of $1 trillion in market cap, and all cryptocurrencies nowadays sum over $2.3 trillion. This is an amazing accomplishment over a decade. But why do we need cryptocurrencies? What are altcoins?
In this video, part of the Blockchain Economics course of SFL Academy, we explain some of the most used cryptos and why so many more are being created every day.
Following the conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, about data protection and innovation, we asked her why data is so important to innovation in a digital economy, and what happens when the flow between companies and users is interrupted by governments.
On November 4th, 2020, Students For Liberty hosted a conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, on Data Protection and Innovation.
These are the highlights of the event, which focused on the theme of innovation in the digital economy, and the role of data protection policies in the European Union. In recent years, the debate around balancing digital privacy and innovation has gained significant prominence, especially in light of the European Union’s GDPR policy implemented in 2018. The debate is expected to continue further, given the increasing rise of AI amid many barriers to innovation.