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Online violence means real-world danger for women in politics like EU's Lucia Nicholsonová
Online disinformation and its real-life impact on women | Global Stage

Online violence means real-world danger for women in politics like EU's Lucia Nicholsonová

Content Warning: This clip contains sensitive language.

In a compelling dialogue from a GZERO Global Stage discussion on gender equality in the age of AI, Lucia Nicholsonová, former Slovak National Assembly vice president and current member of European Parliament for Slovakia, recounts her harrowing personal experiences with disinformation campaigns and gendered hate speech online.

Ms. Nicholsonová read example messages she receives online, such as, "Damn you and your whole family. I wish you all die of cancer."

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AI and Canada's proposed Online Harms Act
Canada wants to hold AI companies accountable with proposed legislation | GZERO AI

AI and Canada's proposed Online Harms Act

In this episode of GZERO AI, Taylor Owen, professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and director of its Centre for Media, Technology & Democracy, takes at a look at the Canadian government’s Online Harms Act, which seeks to hold social media companies responsible for harmful content – often generated by artificial intelligence.

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Fighting online hate: Global internet governance through shared values
Shaping global Internet governance through shared values | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Fighting online hate: Global internet governance through shared values

After a terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand was live-streamed on the internet in 2019, the Christchurch Call was launched to counter the increasing weaponization of the internet and to ensure that emerging tech is harnessed for good.

In a recent Global Stage livestream, from the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly, former New Zealand Prime Minster Dame Jacinda Ardern discussed the challenges and disparities inherent in the ever-evolving digital age, ranging from unrestricted online platforms in liberal democracies to severe content limitations in certain countries.

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How tech was used to harm democracy on January 6
The Harmful Tech Legacy of January 6 on Democracy | Cyber In :60 | GZERO Media

How tech was used to harm democracy on January 6

Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at Stanford's Cyber Policy Center, Eurasia Group senior advisor and former MEP, discusses trends in big tech, privacy protection and cyberspace:

What is the tech legacy of the first anniversary of the January 6th storming of the Capitol?

Now, one is that it is so clear that there is no such thing as an online world that's separated from our offline lives. We see democracy being harmed in new ways and speech fueling actions in the streets. And this is not just a speech issue, but data harvesting and micro-targeting are giving those hate speech calls wings online.

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