The Alt-Right is keen on Japan, associating this nation with an ideal example of ethno-state. In a country where approximately 98% is native Japanese, it has become the example of what a country should be like.
Conspiracy theorising online is not only an interesting object of research in itself, says Piia Varis (Tilburg University) but as a phenomenon it also seems fruitful ground for understanding present-day media, culture, and politics more generally.
Dr. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) is in the early stages of doing research into conspiracy theories, the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of online groups. Diggit Magazine had a video-interview with her.
In the question and answer session of the NPC (National People's Congress) a journalist rolled her eyes. In other countries, these eye rolls may be just funny, but not in China.
Welcome to the Clone Club of Orphan Black (Graeme Manson and John Fawcett )
Amber van As
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The science fiction series Orphan Black is all about human cloning and its consequences, which is still a controversial topic in science. This article provides a review of the impressive and informative series.
The Eurovision finale last Saturday sparked controversy regarding cultural appropriation by the winner. The online reception of this event is very revealing with respect to the politics of representation of our time.
Trollen sluipen overal de politieke mainstream binnen. Trump retweet hun memes, mainstream kranten reproduceren lulz en de ondervoorzitter van jong N-VA probeert tevergeefs trol en N-VA politicus te zijn. Alles over de politieke trol-strategie.
'Westworld' - The Contemporary Jurassic Park You Cannot Miss Watching (Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy)
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The new HBO series 'Westworld' is intelligent and full of mysteries for the patient viewer to uncover. Everyone interested in exploring the humand mind and behavior will love it.
The fandom of Taylor Swift consists of people from places all over the world. However, they do wear the same merchandise and interact with each other on online platforms, so in what way exactly are Swifties superdiverse?