Smartmatic Versus Fox News – The Battle against Misinformation

You have a right to lie, but not a right to tell lies that cause harm or damage to people, which is why electronic voting system company Smartmatic recently filed

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No more Watermelon Sugar in the EU? The destructive effects of Brexit on the music industry

Imagine yourself in a club (crazy, I know). It’s cold outside but in here, it’s hot and sweaty. You’re standing with a group of your friends, sipping the last of

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The Northern Times

Want to know the latest news from Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland? Check out the website of The Nothern Times, a trustworthy source for all your local news! The Northern Times

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A New Political Stage – Big Tech and social media moderation

Although the invasion of the U.S. Capitol and a historical inauguration to follow it became immediate world news, less attention has been given to other results of this violent act

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‘Vrijheid’ in times of Pandemic

The Netherlands: O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Similarities with the United States have been gaining popularity over the past few weeks, most notably

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The European Way of Life – Only for Europeans?

On the morning of the 9th of September 2020 many newspapers, news portals and accounts on social media showed similar images: a burning refugee camp. The refugee camp was located

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Finally, a vaccine! – And now?

After a year of terrible losses, great abandonment, loneliness, and overall hardship for many people around the world, there finally seemed to be a glimmer of hope on the 8th

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Suspected Cyberattacks by Russia put US Government Departs on Edge

Every now and then and just recently again, the US has been plagued by one of its worst ever experienced cyberattacks. Ever since the internet has been running and the

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Life after IR: Charles Drapers

Charles Drapers graduated from the IRIO programme at the University of Groningen in February 1990, which makes him the second IRIO graduate ever. After his graduation, he moved to Hong

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How Airbnb supports the violation of human rights

In 2018, the well-known rent company Airbnb promised not to rent accommodations in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory any more. However, in April this year it withdrew this promise

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