Finally, an independent scientific study on the NetzDG is available - and confirms the elementary fears that have been voiced by critics for years:
the NetzDG is largely unsuitable for curbing hate (crime) on the net, but
dangerous for freedom of expression, as deletions and upload filters capture unproblematic content.
And instead of finally putting an end to this ineffectual project, it is even to be extended and tightened further, currently in the Bundestag, but also in the election programme of the SPD, which will inevitably further strengthen the restrictions on freedom of expression.
But science also has positive things to report: the resilience study shows that productivity at remote work has increased massively in many organisations, companies and authorities since the beginning of the Corona pandemic:
Today, productivity in the home office is only 13 percent lower than in the local office, but for 23 percent of organisations it’s even higher! The learning effects of organisation and leadership at a distance have clearly finally arrived.
And in case of doubt, artificial intelligence will soon take care of it one way or another - at least that's the assumption of the big tech companies, which have bought up 60 start-ups in this field in the last five years.
Apple alone has acquired 25 of them. Accenture ranks second - the only company based in Europe and without a tech background. The other start-ups went to Google, Microsoft and Facebook.
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