Digital media and Politics

More information on this course, the track and the lecturer(s) can be found here

Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key. 

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GAB, fake news and metapolitics

Article
Ico Maly
02/11/2018
9 minutes to read

GoDaddy’s decision to pull support for GAB is again used as 'proof' for the powerful political myth that the left censors right wing voices

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Algorithmic populism and algorithmic activism

Article
Ico Maly
08/11/2018
12 minutes to read

Digitalization gave birth to a new kind of populism: algorithmic populism. Algorithmic populism cannot be understood without taking the uptake and algorithmic activism in particular into account.

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Waarom Schild en Vrienden geen marginaal fenomeen is

Article
Ico Maly
10/09/2018
14 minutes to read

Schild en Vrienden kunnen we niet begrijpen als een louter Vlaamse actiegroep. In elke actie is de globale dimensie van dit Nieuw Rechtse activisme duidelijk, zo stelt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

Marine Le Pen Fake Feminist

Marine le Pen: a fake feminist?

Paper
Nadadja Binder
28/03/2018
10 minutes to read

How has Marine Le Pen been using her feminine side? And what can we learn from FEMEN's protests against Le Pen, and more specifically against her feminism?

The Global New Right

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The global new right is a fact. All of the world, we see the emergence of new right politicians, activists, intellectuals and movements. Interestingly, despite their nationalist agenda, they form a global network. 

Alternative for Germany (AFD)

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In this file, differents aspects of AfD’s leader Alice Weidel, will be analysed, such as her image, message, support and resistance movements. The concepts of populism, enlightenment and anti-enlightenment will also be investigated.