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Governments Influencing Wikipedia?

It has recently been reported by The Guardian that Saudi Arabia has taken serious steps to influence the information available at Wikipedia. The investigations began after two volunteers at Wikipedia were put in jail for “swaying public opinion” and “violating public morals.” Since then Saudi Arabia seems to have stepped up their efforts to influence the public view. An internal investigation at Wikimedia showed that all of their administrators in the country were government agents....

January 6, 2023 · 2 min · Oskar Edbro

Humane Technology, or Ethics in Software Design

We live in a world where technology compete for our attention, especially on our smartphones. Apps do everything they can to get us to open the app, and not leave it. At least that’s how I feel, with endless newsfeeds, notifications and autoplay, it’s so easy to just open the phone and get stuck. The feeling is not new, but the thing that pinned it down for me was the book Zucked by Roger McNamee [1]....

September 2, 2020 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro