Re:publica is Europe's largest annual conference on digital culture. What started as a small meeting of bloggers now welcomes over 9000 visitors from 70 countries over three days of talks and workshops. The mood is upbeat - but also very critical.
Europe's largest conference for digital culture is taking place in Berlin for the 12th time. Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is one of the event's guests discussing the threats and the challenges we are currently facing.
Pictures of artworks depicting nudity are constantly deleted from Facebook by algorithms and actual staff at the social media giant. This time, the victim was France's most esteemed national heroine.
It's not just the US: 310,000 Facebook users in Germany also had their data harvested without their knowledge — even though they weren't directly targeted. German politicians are calling for stricter regulations.
At an internet conference in Berlin, Manning said the tech giants were aiding "progress towards totalitarianism." It was her first trip abroad since being jailed for passing secret US government files to Wikileaks.
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