[Digital Business Africa – Expert Opinion. By Gilles Couture*] – It was during a meeting on June 4, 2021 between Jean-Philippe Denis, editor of the Revue française de gestion and Christophe Benavent, professor of digital communication at the University of Paris-Nanterre for Xerfi Canal of Grenoble École de Management that Christophe Benavent confirmed the importance of computational tools such as Python and R statistics languages of Donald Trump’s speech databases to better understand the nature and scope of tweets collated on the ResearchGate platform. And for good reason.
The 55,000 tweets over 10 years, the 600 million Likes in 2020, and the 100 million followers of Donald Trump on social networks participate in the fabrication of opinion as a social agent of Covid-19’s systemic racism on five continents. This posture reinvents in a factual way the opinion on the web and its measurement by the software of analysis of the social networks and the polls where the opinions are controlled a little like in a test tube.
It is therefore understandable that the societal structure that oppresses groups according to racial identity reduces and compromises people’s rights and freedoms when, in terms of human security, the perils of Covid-19 are fuelled by phenomena of social suffering such as poverty, food insecurity and community rivalries. Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of distinction and reproduction is thus a necessary passage for reflections on the measurable outcomes of web opinion as a social agent of Covid-19’s systemic racism.
At the heart of this approach is Marshall McLuhan’s work on media and the coloniality of power reproducing racial hierarchies of culture. The debate is far from over in a world of rumor as it becomes part of the Sisyphean task of perfect justice. At the European Development Days EDD on June 15-16, 2021, the United Nations and the European Union recognized the potential of digital on opinion making as a social agent of Covid-19 systemic racism.
The February 4, 2021 agreement between the SWIFT interbank payment system, the European Central Bank’s Digital Euro project, and the Central Bank of China’s Silk Roads Digital Yuan based on the Chinese standard gold bullion is no exception. This initiative is the result of the dialogue that gives a new dimension to the financing of the U.S. trade deficit on the informal agenda of the U.S. Federal Reserve FED Conference in Jackson Hole in late August 2021.
The main objective is to determine the parameters of the Covid-19 U.S. trade deficit financing following the IMF’s special drawing rights of US$660 billion allocated to finance African economies at the Paris Summit on May 18, 2021. This is why the global liquidity trap of zero interest rates as a false price for the rent of money of central banks is on the agenda of the Seminar Quebec School of Management, Understanding the digital dollar a citizen issue, among other geopolitics of the Internet and currencies.
This great game of politics goes hand in hand with Max Weber’s ideal that the ethics of conviction and the ethics of responsibility are not contradictory but complement each other. According to Katharina Pistor, author of The Code of Capital (2018), from the Hammurabi Code 1750 BC, through the Treaties of Westphalia in 1648, the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the redhibitory defects of opinion as a social agent of systemic racism reveal the mystery of capital and its legal transmutation.
This mystery is defined here as the operation of the law and its high priests, the jurists who are masters of potions, of the dialectic that more often gathers than it opposes the interest of the rich to the functioning of the States below, and sometimes in spite of, any public action. It is in this same vein that the governance by numbers formulated by Alain Supiot, in his 2012-2014 course at the Collège de France, contributes to the increase in wealth inequalities since it constitutes the reign of law as a political style, rhetoric and ideological orientation, the algorithms its police and the platforms the States.
In relation to Covid-19i’s new paradigm of work and employment, the killer question where are the judges of personal law, contract law, property law? Or better yet, are policymakers willing to promote a citizen’s convention on media and civil rights compliance and its racial component and the fight against digital violence, especially against women from an equity perspective?
By *Gilles Couture, Adm. A.
Blogger and administrator of the Séminaire École de Québec du management
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