This article unravels various definitions of fake news and situates it within a context of hybrid media, politics and democracy. Fake news can be overwhelming. I aim to bring a little bit of order into the chaotic world of fake news.
Celebrities online post content that can be seen as flexing which can be defined as bragging or showing off by displaying expensive commodities. This paper investigates what flex culture exactly is and delves deeper into the consequences of flexing
Germany is in a fight against racism since the second world war. However, the increasing popularity of the right party AFD is challenging the goal of achieving equality. Neo-racism and banal nationalism aggravate the political and social climate.
Kevin Doyle doesn't understand why we let ourselves be reduced to passive observers of the war in Ukraine. Will we one day wake up – complicit and deranged – as nothing more than spectators at the end of everything?
Nowadays, technology and medicine go hand in hand. New technologies like robotic assistance can provide better, if not new, treatments for patients. However, these technologies are not always beneficial.
This article analyzes the discourses surrounding the removal of photographs of black curvy model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, which incited a discussion on Instagram’s racial bias practices leading to policy change on adult nudity.
The article focuses on Fire Emblem, now one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and its community, examining what it takes to be a fan, where fans are found, deviance and the community, language quirks and other social traits.
Covid-19 affects us all, but it affects us differently. In this column I look at #StayAtHome policies outside of middle-class realities, and argue for caring and compassionate policy interventions that support the most vulnerable.
Geekerella, a young adult novel, seeks to validate often stigmatized fan practices by showing how fan culture is responsible for the formation of identities and communities. It delves into what it means to be a teenage fan today.
Is Patti Smith a celebrity or public intellectual? This article analyses her main role through the perspective of these two models. She is a different assemblage, playing different roles on each occasion.