Digitization

Zuckerberg: “We need a more active role for governments and regulators”
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, discusses in this conversation with Atlantik-Brücke the social network's strategy. Within it the countering of disinformation campaigns prior to elections play a major role.
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“At the tip of the iceberg with regard to disinformation”
Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, regards the USA and Europe as inappropriately prepared for the threat posed by Deep Fakes.
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Tax Policy Catches Up With the Future
By Rick Minor “Big Supreme Court win on internet sales tax – about time! Big victory for fairness and for our country. Great victory for consumers and retailers.” (@realDonaldTrump on Twitter, June 21) In this tweet, set off after the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, President Trump praised the […]
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“Healthy skepticism is a good thing”
Tanit Koch talks about "fake news" and what journalism can do to stay relevant in our interview.
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Digitalization of political discourse and its threat to democracy
Andrea Römmele looks at the way social media and digital outlets influence communication, and, in the long run, democracy.
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“Privacy is of paramount concern to us”
Jay Carney, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Amazon, speaks about Amazon's growth in Europe, the future of A.I. and the importance of privacy.
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The “New South”, New Skills, and Old Alliances
Over the course of six days, the Atlantik-Brücke delegation traveled to the United States and met with a diverse group of politicians, CEOs, journalists, academics, and others, in Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC.
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Howard Dean: “That is not what America looks like”
Howard Dean, one of the Democrat's 2004 presidential canidates, speaks in this interview about the United States under President Trump.
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Alec Ross: “Name and Shame the Purveyors of Propaganda”
How can we stop extremist narratives spreading through the internet? Alec Ross argues that social media platforms, too, are responsible for publicly identifying the protagonists of propaganda. Ross, who is currently running for Governor of Maryland, also explains how Germany can prepare itself for Russian cyber attacks on the upcoming general election in this interview […]
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“Society is more open than ever before for completely new ideas”
Interview with Albert Wenger, Partner, Union Square Ventures and Hans Raffauf, Co-Founder & COO, Clue Mr. Wenger, you are originally from Germany, went to the US to study computer science, founded a company and now you are an investor. Is it still necessary today to cross the Atlantic or can someone follow the same path […]
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The Megatrend of Digitization
By Professor Dr. Michael Hüther Digitization is on everyone’s lips, not least because smartphones are in everyone’s hands. Political efforts have been made to tackle the subject and have even led to the development of a digital strategy. Economists, however, view this major trend of structural transformation more cautiously since the great promises and hopes […]
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