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Emma Watson on Framing

Column
Jan Blommaert
21/05/2019
6 minutes to read

Emma Watson's Instagram reaction to the Alabama abortion bill accurately exposes the work of framing in public debates, and shows an educational use of social media. 

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Doxing and online communities

Article
Fleur d'Hollosy
20/05/2019
11 minutes to read

Describing how quintessential characteristics of globalization can facilitate in the phenomena of doxing. 

This is ... a modern protest song vs a nationalist agenda

Article
Jan Dijsselbloem
17/05/2019
15 minutes to read

Childish Gambino's protest song "This is America" fueled a whole range of international artists to make their voices heard. In this article, the contemporary protest song gives nationalist propaganda a much needed rationality check. 

It's a match: Tinder and Tourism

Article
Lieke van der Wielen
15/05/2019
8 minutes to read

Tinder Tourism is influencing the way we experience travel, but the way we travel is also changing Tinder 

The (in)visible Poetry Museum in Amsterdam

Paper
Chiara Palsgraaf
26/04/2019
17 minutes to read

The Poetry Museum raises consciousness on the role of AR, art and the museum in the public sphere. It shows that online media has the ability to influence the public sphere but is inevitably linked to the offline culture to establish changes.

Click farms as shows in the HBO show 'Silicon Valley'.

A look behind the scenes of click farms

Article
Idhuna Pastoor
29/04/2019
10 minutes to read

Have you heard of click farms? They manipulate the algorithms on social media, and make use of the popularity principle to create visibility online. But are click farms actually a legal business?

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Climate change and its denial by right-wing media

Article
Jorge Hovens
23/04/2019
13 minutes to read

An analysis of the climate change denial rhetoric from the American right-wing media like Breitbart, Fox News and The Blaze. 

Do you know what Romglish is?

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
19/04/2019
11 minutes to read

What is Romglish? This article explains how the Romanian language  changed by Englishization in the context of globalization and the rise of the Internet.

Liberalism, aka ‘the left’ in the US?

Column
Christian Chun
23/04/2019
5 minutes to read

In his new column, Christian Chun zooms in on the use of 'liberalism' and 'liberals' as a synonym for the left in United States. Socialism and the left should should not be conflated with liberalism. 

American Dad and American Politics

Article
Taylore Nacey
16/04/2019
9 minutes to read

Does a satirical television show like American Dad have political impact? Or is it only about venting frustrations and making you laugh?

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Why are female artists underrepresented?

Article
Floor Vink
12/04/2019
10 minutes to read

This article explains that because of absent social, cultural and practical conditions and because of gender stereotypes and other structures in a patriarchial society, females are underrepresented in art history.