Stories about Technology from June, 2023
In general, using Artificial Intelligence technologies almost always allows for greater surveillance of individuals, and therefore, is especially concerning in authoritarian regimes.
Low education about AI tech leads to ill-informed narratives about algorithmic bias
Some entrepreneurs have lost everything twice, in 2014 and in 2022, but managed to restore their businesses again.
Advox research into internet access, shutdowns and interruptions is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
The entire volunteer community came together for Mission 50,000, a call-for-action to reach 50k articles, in order to celebrate the 21st birthday of Punjabi Wikipedia.
In April this year, a number of eligible voters received accurately targeted campaign SMS messages from the ruling party, with details such as voters’ full names and where message recipients had registered to vote.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Kyrgyzstan is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Kenya is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
How technology has entrenched the authoritarian electoral practice of controlling political choice in Kenya's democracy
Kenya is representative of a nation where elections do not equate to democracy, and technological advancements have only provided the government with leverage over its citizens’ political choice.
Advox research into freedom of speech is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.