Community Forum: What are your hopes and fears about the Internet?

Posted in: Digital Divide at 21/05/2017 22:53

On May 11, 2017, the Internet Society in collaboration with the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House hosted a panel discussion on the impact of the Internet on societies.

Over the past decades, people, businesses, and institutions have felt the depth of the technological change brought on by the Internet. The Internet has always held the promise as a tool for advancing social and cultural understanding. And, the speed and intensity of the digital transformation has triggered all manner of utopian and dystopian perceptions. For instance, does the use of the Internet increase the possibility of misinformation and propaganda or does it allow for more meaningful engagement in knowledge production?

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