Mr Dario Cavegn

Mr Dario Cavegn

Managing Editor, ERR News

Estonia

Dario Cavegn has been managing editor of Estonian Public Broadcasting’s English news portal since early 2016. Gearing it towards hard news and a reliable stream of updates, he has turned it into the only news portal about Estonia in English with a consistent level of quality, language and coverage. Along with interest in the Baltic states on the whole, ERR News’ readership has recently more than tripled, making the portal a popular reference with EU and allied officials, local expatriates, and foreign media alike.

5G misinformation: what you should know about the new network (Livestream)

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Too often, technological innovation is met with fear by the general population. This fear can be exacerbated by misinformation, which in turn is amplified by a plethora of anti-technology movements. The development of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks stands out as a clear example of this mechanism. 5G is convenient, but critics are concerned about its ability to protect users’ privacy. These networks are set to become the backbone of communication systems across the EU, our societies and economies will depend on this architecture. Democratic processes are relying more and more on digital infrastructures. Therefore, the implementation of 5G technology is an issue that deserves to be discussed by politics and civil society. But what happens when this discussion is distorted or contaminated?

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