Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week I have curated a list of the most important digital news of 2021.

Happy Holidays!

  1. Leveraging digital technology during the pandemic (Brookings)
  2. The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online (The New York Times)
  3. Tokyo 2020: TikTok becomes the unofficial behind-the-scenes Olympic channel (BBC News)
  4. Facebook Will Not Fix Itself (Time Magazine)
  5. Danish White Paper: Towards a better social contract with big tech (Danish MFA)
  6. AUKUS essentially a ‘defence industry and technology information sharing arrangement’ (Sky News)
  7. Hey, Facebook, I Made a Metaverse 27 Years Ago (The Atlantic)
  8. AI fake-face generators can be rewound to reveal the real faces they trained on (MIT Technology Review)
  9. ‘Conditioning an entire society’: the rise of biometric data technology (The Guardian)
  10. Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition software (CNN)

Some light Christmas reading- The Night Before Christmas, by The Night Before Christmas

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