Still recovering from the pandemic, the Web Summit has reconsidered its status as an inevitable showcase of entrepreneurship, bringing together 40,000 people in Lisbon between Monday and Thursday — and a distinct vision for the future. The event did not have 70,000 visitors to prior versions of the pandemic, but CIL leader Paddy Cosgrave maintains an expectation that the FIL will expand to 100,000 people by 2022. By then, it is likely that one of the following five trends is already part of the daily routine.
It is difficult for social networks to return to the way they were. The near certainty was evident at this web summit with Facebook whistleblower Frances Hogan as the headline. In addition to stressing that most social networks do not have the ability or interest to control hate messages and fake news in all languages, Haugen blamed Mark Zuckerberg, the leader of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. And even the fact that the company changed its name to Meta did not mitigate the accusation: “A person is not bad because he makes mistakes, but becomes a bad person when he always makes the same mistakes and he knows them.”
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