Why Rest of World covers tech news globally
Anup Kaphle, the executive editor of technology publication Rest of World, writes about why it takes a global perspective.
Kaphle writes, “At Rest of World, we use technology as a lens to push readers out of their usual bubbles. Our stories — whether they’re about a grocery app in Turkey taking on the centuries-old practice of making local deliveries by passing wicker baskets through windows or the black market platform for illegal drugs in Ukraine — consistently show that regions around the world are innovating in ways we can’t imagine. And they’re not looking for permission from Silicon Valley anymore — if they ever were. The sooner we can learn the lessons from each of these stories — the good and the bad — the better prepared we’ll be for the future.
“It’s our mission at Rest of World to be a home for these stories — finding, evaluating, and interrogating the blind spots from Buenos Aires to Bengaluru, from Jeddah to Jakarta, and all across the non-Western world.
“We’ve built a network of tech reporters in countries that traditionally had none. This reporting gap is vast, and dangerous — important tech-driven changes being ignored or represented, like when TikTok failed to proactively start quashing violent and incendiary messages across its platform in Myanmar.”
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