Posts tagged as Social media

The premiere of “Sisi” ‘s first season is scheduled for the end of this year

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

According to Latvian Television, many people on social media have noticed hundreds of people looking like they’ve stepped out of 19th century. This is because a German mini-series on the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi) is being shot in the center, Latvian Television reported July 20. The six-episode historical series “Sisi” is produced on the order of the German television CDF and the film professionals of Germany, Lithuania and Latvia are…

The face of Lithuanian populism: not radical but loud

Monday, April 12, 2021

We often hear that some politicians call each other populists – it is not unusual to hear such accusations addressed at the former US President Donald Trump or the current Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán. In Lithuanian public space, the usage of the term “populist” is also quite common, according to the scientists of the Kaunas University of Technology. The scientists who research politics agree that the European Union…

Donald Trump plans social media comeback

Monday, March 22, 2021

Former US President Donald Trump will soon return to social media “with his own platform”, his adviser has said. “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months,” Jason Miller told Fox News. He said the platform “will be the hottest ticket in social media” and would “completely redefine the game”. Mr Trump was suspended from Twitter and…

Lithuanian police to patrol social media for hate speech and vaccine disinformation

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lithuania’s police are planning to monitor cyberspace and social media 24 hours a day aimed at preventing hate speech. Police officers will be scanning through online comments, flagging those that are deemed inappropriate. The goal is to fight hate, racial and sexual crimes. Also, the Interior Minister sad that there needed to be an effort against disinformation about Covid-19 vaccination. Elderly Lithuanians are refusing to have Astra Zeneca shots after…

NATO STRATCOMCOE considers social media regulation

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCE) is back with another online expert discussion February 24 with the regulation of social media platforms in focus. “Social media have emerged as dominant global platforms for both private and political discourse. While these platforms have transformed communication and information exchange to enable democratic debate, they have also created environments where harassment, disinformation, hate-speech and extremism thrive,” sys advance publicity. “Considering recent controversies…

Latvian expert: Disinformation on social networks is out of hand

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Social media, like Facebook and others, aren’t coping with the spread of disinformation during COVID-19, said Viktors Makarovs expert on security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in an interview to Latvian Radio December 15. Social networks today are a place where disinformation is spreading, and these platforms need to do much more to “limit these bad phenomena without limiting freedom of expression”, Makarovs said. According to him, social media should…

Expanding the Internet of Things: Four Key Legal Issues October 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Technology development is occurring at a breakneck speed and it only seems to be getting faster. In the past five years alone, we’ve watched the introduction of the tablet, the worldwide revolution in social media, the creation of an “app” economy, and the expansion of the Android operating system as the majority choice for mobile applications. The next big leap ahead appears to be the Internet of Things (IoT), an…

The dark side of scrolling. Abuse of children gets platform on social media

By Augustinas Šulija on Friday, July 31, 2020

Reports about illegal and harmful content on the internet increased substantially in Lithuania this year. Social networks like Instagram are the new hunting grounds for child abusers, observers warn. Sofia, an artist and designer in her late 20s based in Spain, was calmly scrolling through her Instagram feed, when a shocking picture of a child posing as an adult model appeared on her phone screen. “It was an 8-year-old boy…

Dutch woman required by court to delete social media photos of grandchildren

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A court in The Netherlands has ruled that a grandmother has to delete photos of of her grandchildren that she posted on social media Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The row reached the court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren, which she had posted on social media, despite numerous calls by the mother of the children…

Dill-obsessed and proud

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Living in Denmark Krista Miltiņa came to look at Latvians from a different perspective, and now she’s turned the artwork she created featuring these observations into a business after one of the drawings she posted blew up on social media. “I thought a lot about Latvians, what we’re like. The first illustrations came about because I wanted to gift my friends something, and I began drawing illustrations about us –…