Rodrigo Ballester, head of the Centre of European Studies at MCC, talked to Hungarian Conservative about the dangers of echo chambers, big tech cannibalising content, and the risks of EU institutions overregulating the press.
On Day 2 of MCC’s ‘The Future of Publishing’ conference, a panel consisting of Israeli influencer Yair Netanyahu, German journalist Roland Tichy and Megafon founder István Gergely Kovács discussed the success stories of their online enterprises.
Since all of Tate’s views greatly rely on blaming a system that intentionally represses their ‘truth’, censoring them only adds fuel to the fire.
Let us consider a few examples, the most widely accessed sources of international news to represent that Hungary is increasingly and undeservedly depicted negatively.
If leftist media platforms are so progressive, and lament the small proportion of females in the Hungarian parliament and the alleged sad state of women’s equity in Hungary, how come they treat female politicians the way they do and why do they have so few female journalists?
Extensive moderation, which does not shy away from deletion, will carry platforms far from their initial democratic achievement, making them gatekeepers that can be manipulated more easily than in any previous medium of communication.
‘The IT giants are often more a part of our lives than our own families, and are slowly coming to know more about us not just than the state, but than we ourselves know’
According to an article published by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in 2012, ‘the Internet, cellphones, social media, clothing style shifts, music videos and tween/teen movies have impacted the hypersexualization of our children today.’