The discussion about GAFA, i.e. global platforms trading data, has been recently gaining even more momentum. No wonder — 2020 revealed what is the worst in the internet-driven liberal democracy. Last year showed how large the scale of distrust in science is, how much the society’s susceptibility to manipulation on…


Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) by J. Kawalerowicz

To say that we are now living in difficult times is to say nothing. Nobody expected such an opening in 2020, and to tell the truth, no one would even be surprised if an asteroid was flying towards the Earth now, because at the moment, as Z. Bauman would say…


The years 2010–2019 were the beginning of my adulthood and I think I was able to watch the world in its unprecedented boom, which I value very much because — although it was a wild ride — it was worth it. I wouldn’t return to the time before today’s technology…


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Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Congress has caused a massive stir in a digital community . No wonder — we hoped that we would learn something new about Libra — still a very mysterious stablecoin project that gives regulators and financial institutions some really sleepless nights.
However, we have forgotten…


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Airbnb was launched in 2008 and within 10 years it has been declared a worldwide success as a convenient and cheap way to get an accommodation: both for holiday as well as for business trips. In the great HBO series, Succession, one of the characters, trying to encourage an ex-lover…


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Legislators have been trying to address fake reviews appearing on e-commerce websites and opinion agreggators for at least 5 years. Content is being posted by bots, professional spammers, jealous competitors and, somewhere among them, consumers willing to leave the authentic feedback about their experience.
Research shows that more than 80% of…


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It was supposed to be the post explaining Facebook’s Libra and its possible influence on traditional banking. I have recently published such analysis on my Polish blog. I must say it has gained a satisfactory attention which has of course fed my vanity big time. So, my idea was to…


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Everyday millennials and younger generations learn the hard way that the future doesn’t seem bright at all. We’re basically surrounded by the evidence: take, for example, last week’s ‘breaking news’. We’re now experiencing the so called climate catastrophe — the global warming is very easy to perceive and we can…


Do you remember the scene from ‘Space Jam’, where the Looney Tunes team was about to lose a basketball match and faced the serious morale drop? What Bugs Bunny cleverly did was giving them a magical drink, after which their muscles grew in a flash, and their self-esteem was in…

Kasia Chojecka

Digital policy analyst, PhD candidate, public affairs consultant, new media enthusiast, information collector. Catch me on Twitter.

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