Professor Seumas Miller defines fake news, hate speech and propaganda, discusses the relationship between social media and political propaganda. These phenomenon are corruptive of the epistemic (i.e. knowledge-aiming) norms, e.g. to tell the truth. He also elaborates the right to freedom of communication and its relation both to censoring propaganda and to the role of epistemic institutions, such as a free and independent press and universities. Finally, Professor Miller discusses the general problem of countering political propaganda in cyberspace and argues, firstly, that there is an important role for epistemic institutions in this regard and, secondly, that social media platforms need to be redesigned since, as they stand and notwithstanding the benefits which they provide, they are a large part of the problem.
Adam Henschke Al Qaeda Australia autonomous weapons Belgium book corruption cyberspace dark-web Doaa’ Elnakhala encryption ethics ethics of technology hacking Hamas India ISIS Israel Jonas Feltes meta-data Michael Robillard Michael Skerker military Mitt Regan netherlands osama bin laden Paul Burke police Policing Privacy Scott Robbins Security Seumas Miller Sir David Omand snowden surveillance Syria targeted killing Tony Davis tor torture United States weapons wmd Workshop