How to build the Internet of Trust | Nikhil Pahwa | TEDxMICA

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Discussing digital sovereignty, Nikhil Pahwa throws light on the control of the internet in a microscopic and macroscopic world. He states instances to exhibit how centralization affects countries and leads to vulcanization of the internet. In contemporary times where countries are using cyber weapons against each other, it becomes imperative to find the root cause of the current lack of trust that breaks the internet. He points out the absence of adequate listening skills and trust deficit between citizens, state, and companies as the main issues. In order to fight for a global internet, we must start by building the internet of trust. About the speaker: Nikhil Pahwa is the founder and editor at MediaNama - a leading publication chronicling the growth of India’s digital ecosystem. Pahwa led the savetheinternet.in campaign where he partnered with comedy collective AIB, for Net Neutrality in India. With plans to expand to the rest of Asia, MediaNama was awarded as an Ecosystem Builder by Fortune Magazine in 2016. Pahwa is a Quartz Pro and on the advisory board of the CyberBRICS project. He also co-founded the Internet Freedom Foundation, which focuses on advocacy for digital rights in India. Pahwa has been on the jury for Forbes India’s 30 under 30 award, Outlook Magazines OSM awards and many more. Nikhil Pahwa is the Founder and Editor at MediaNama, a leading publication chronicling the growth of India's digital ecosystem. Pahwa led the Savetheinternet.in campaign where he partnered with comedy collective AIB, for Net Neutrality in India. This was the largest grassroots campaign in the history of our country, with over a million people participating, which led to the shut-down of Facebook’s Free Basics. Nikhil is a TED Fellow, an Asia21 Fellow and was named one of India today Magazine’s “Indians of Tomorrow". This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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