digital diplomacy & new tech

This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, digital & new technology diplomacy, economic diplomacy and more.

 

This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, cultural diplomacy, international development and more.

Dr. Haroon Ullah discussed his new book, which outlined social media’s influence on the Muslim world, and its implications for regional and international politics.

'Global in perspective, regional in focus' is the mantra underpinning Australia's forthcoming International Cyber Engagement Strategy -- but with trade come norms of behavior, and enforcement. [...] Australia's diplomatic engagement on cyber security matters will be detailed in the government's International Cyber Engagement Strategy, to be launched next Wednesday.

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear about yet another new podcast. In fact there are tens of thousands of them around the world and on every conceivable topic. While many have thought it was just a fad in that video would totally annihilate the traditional podcast (there are also video podcasts) nothing can be further from the truth. In fact September 30 is International Podcast Day, a day of celebrating the power of podcasts.

The companies say they are acting on this problem. Facebook says it has begun to use artificial intelligence to spot images, videos and text related to terrorism as well as clusters of fake accounts. Meanwhile, Twitter says it suspended 299,649 accounts in the first six months of this year - 75% of these before their first tweet. The companies are now sharing databases of suspicious material, and they have set up the Global Internet Forum to bring together the major players on the issue.

The EU has said it will increase investment in technology and put in place stricter guidelines for its member states to help combat the threat of attacks by hackers and other cyber criminals. [...] The organization said it will use law enforcement and national resources to stop EU countries being attacked.

The Associated Press, in collaboration with LiveU, today announced the launch of AP Live Community, the first live video content and service exchange platform for global newsgathering. [...] Combining AP's global news network with LiveU's technological expertise, the innovative online platform expedites live coverage of breaking news and events in any location by connecting live video publishers and contributors around the world.

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