Far Beyond Fiction: Ethical Issues and Power Asymmetries Behind the Scenes of Automation

Following the release of the Matrix box office hit, which turns 20 this year, productions such as Black Mirror, Westworld, Ex Machina, Minority Report and Her are just a few examples of cinematic works that deal with realities created from human interaction with developed technologies through the use of automation and data science processes. Today,…

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Supreme Court of Brazil’s inquiry against fake news: advancement or step backwards?

On March 14, the Chief Justice of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil (Supremo Tribunal Federal – STF), Dias Toffoli, ordered the opening of an inquiry to investigate the alleged existence of slander, threats and fraudulent reports against the Court, its members and relatives. The investigation, which has the Minister Alexandre de Moraes as rapporteur,…


The Anti-Meme Law: Article 17 approved in Europe. Have multiple MEPs voted mistakenly?

On March 26th, 2019, the European Parliament adopted the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Popularly dubbed an “anti-meme law,” this document promises a number of troubling repercussions for the internet, both on the European and global scene. This article intends to carry out an analysis of the document’s final version and to…


Risks and Resistances for Women on the Internet – Practical Possibilities of Cyberfeminism in the Digital Age

The internet has increasingly become a platform for the construction of new feminisms, for the organization of political mobilizations in favor of guidelines that affect women and the formation of feminists throughout the country. On the other hand, it is also through the internet that other forms of (digital) violence against women are created and…