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Social media: The ultimate surveillance tool

Julia Sieger and Dhananjay Khadilkar
Julia Sieger and Dhananjay Khadilkar France24

Social media plateforms were once seen as a liberating technology but they are now increasingly perceived as a vector for surveillance and electoral manipulation. 


As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we wanted to take a look at current online surveillance strategies and the state of our privacy. This, as a new report by the NGO Freedom House shows that 89 percent of all social media users are being monitored by governments throughout the world. Plus, in Test 24, we try Repaper by the French startup ISKN, a graphic tablet that will make any of your sketches come to life digitally.  

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