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ORF-DialogForum "The Return of Feudalism"
The new digital world order – a chance or danger for democracy?

Big Data, boundless communication and surveillance possibilities to an unknown extent: The new digital world order triggers euphoria and fear at the same time. The four digital giants, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon evolved from promising start-ups to global economic powers. Their fair market value exceeds the national economy of some countries. With the help of algorithms, codes und and advertisement services they coin the people’s information habits and media use. What are the consequences of such a digital disruption for the democracy? What are the results of data – mining, “Filter bubbles” and personalized communication?
Is the digital age in need of new orders, orientation and democratic basic rights?

Date: Friday, 3rd of March 2017, 19.30h

ORF RadioKulturhaus, Großer Sendesaal
Argentinierstraße 30a, 1040 Wien

Introduction: Caspar Einem, Vice President of the European Forum Alpbach
Keynote: Evgeny Morozov, internet expert, author of “To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism.”

Verena Metze-Mangold, President of the German UNESCO – Commission
Ingrid Brodnig, editor at the weekly magazine PROFIL, Author “Hass im Netz”
Patrick Swanson, ORF, ZIB Head of social media
Anna Svec, Blogger “Mosaik – Politik neu zusammensetzen“

Moderator: Klaus Unterberger, ORF Public Value Department

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