In the workshop of the Bodensee-Business Forum the digitisation specialist Markus Hannes Winter got in close contact with EU parliamentarian Norbert Lins. The questions of the effects of digitisation on politics were discussed.

For Lins, the biggest problem, apart from the infrastructure to be expanded, is that "Bad News is received more sustainably than Good News". This is currently of benefit to more extreme parties. In this context, fake news is also falling on fertile ground.

Winter goes one step further and describes many countries as digital developing countries. With regard to the distribution of manipulative content, certain content must be filtered. However, freedom of expression must not suffer in terms of democratic values.

"The algorithms of social networks greatly reinforce people's personal opinions through targeted messages. This could be prevented by a European or global regulation," Winter is convinced.

With regard to increased digital dependence, Markus Hannes Winter is of the opinion that human evolution is not up to the speed of this development: "The regression of social and societal norms and even the human brain could result from this. In the future, politics will have to intervene decisively in economic algorithms and the labour market."

The idea of a basic income without ties must be further developed in social and socio-political terms, as must social interaction with the recipients of the service.

In principle, there was agreement that since much is changing very quickly as a result of digitisation, Europe's policy must learn to act more quickly with a view to its future.