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Does the Internet Deliver?

Eight Values as a Yardstick for the Production, Moderation and Regulation of Public Communication on the Internet

The internet has raised many expectations, but has it fulfilled its role as a tool to promote freedom of speech and weaken the efforts of autocrats and others who favor censorship? Has it provided equal access to information and the free exchange of opinions? Some would argue that the internet has brought about surveillance, polarization, filter bubbles, and the digital divide. But is further network regulation necessary? Diverse opinions exist in response to these questions, but what are the facts? What scientific findings can be presented today? Together with Christoph Neuberger, we've defined eight values as criteria to help answer one deceptively simple question: Does the internet deliver? Following this introduction, you'll find a collection of eight short texts, each of which seeks to answer this question using one of the values we've identified. Readers should feel free to either read in chronological order or skip around to those they find to be of interest.

Systemic Challenge: Geopolitics in Times of Corona

Dr. Johann Wadephul MdB on the foreign policy consequences of the corona pandemic for Europe

The corona pandemic acts both as a catalyst and incubator of geopolitical change. Dr. Johann Wadephul MdB outlines the first trends and the foreign policy consequences for Europe.

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On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society

How to deal with this fake news super weapon?

Deep fakes are technically manipulated videos and the latest development in a long history of image manipulation. Together with disinformation campaigns via social media they can become a serious threat to our democracy and open societies. How can we distinguish a fake video from a real one? What can policy makers do to prevent such campaigns to become successful? Prof. Dr. Hany Farid and Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler give insights in this new phenomenon.

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The security crisis in the Sahel reaches Côte d'Ivoire

Attack on Ivorian military base

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The impact of COVID-19 on cyber crime and state-sponsored cyber activities

Increased internet use and working from home heighten digital security risks

Digital services are becoming particularly important in the Corona crisis - after all apps and digital services are indispensable for working from home. However, cyber security is often disregarded. Especially private networks are less well protected than networks at work. How can cyber threats be dealt with in Corona times? Our Facts & Findings takes a closer look at the digital security aspect of the Corona pandemic.

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Climate Change, Digitisation and Globalisation – does the Social Market Economy need Renewal?

Origins and current challenges

The Social Market Economy has proven to be a stable and successful economic and social order. Yet climate change, digitisation and globalisation pose current challenges. Does the Social Market Economy need renewal? Our Facts & Findings looks at its origins and seeks to answer this question.

First steps of the "Alliance for Multilateralism"

Map of the Month 04/2020

The "Alliance for Multilateralism" that was launched on 26 September, 2019 is a flexible network for states, institutions and non-state actors that are committed to work on the preservation and enhancement of the rules-based order in various policy areas. So far, the Alliance has launched six initiatives. On 16 April, members of the Alliance (supported by other countries) published a Joint Declaration urging for closer global cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The following maps show the participants of the Alliance, of some of its initiatives as well as the signatories of the Joint Declaration.

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Digital Cooperation – An Opportunity to Advance Sustainable Development

In today’s complex digital world, we see enormous advantages of digital technologies, which will play an increasingly important role in sustainable development in the coming years. Of course, we are also experiencing risks and challenges in the rapid development of these technologies. These challenges can no longer be met by individual organisations or countries. Instead, the answer to these challenges depends on cooperation between different groups, sectors, stakeholders, and countries.

"Ohne die Kommunen ist in Europa kein Staat zu machen"

Ein Interview mit Dr. Gerd Landsberg

Teil der Interview-Reihe "Krise als Chance"

"Wir haben alle digital dazugelernt, insofern kann diese Krise auch eine Chance sein"

Ein Interview mit Bundesministerin Julia Klöckner

Teil der Interview-Reihe "Krise als Chance"

Facts & Findings

aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

This serial informs and merges major issues of current topics the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is dealing with.

The editions present:

  • Results and recommendations
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Gespräche und Diskussionen mit Expertinnen und Experten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

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Zeitschrift für Politik, Gesellschaft, Religion und Kultur

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Krise als Chance

Interview-Reihe des Politischen Bildungsforums Rheinland-Pfalz

Map of the Month

Die KAS-Karte des Monats

Die "Map of the month" / "Karte des Monats", eine neue Reihe des Multilateralen Dialogs Genf der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, illustriert im Monatsrhythmus mit Hilfe von Karten globale Trends und die Rolle Deutschlands und Europas in der Welt.