Media witnessing: journalism and vigilantism

Whistleblowing: Sophie Zhang vs. Facebook

Paper
Lara Lovrič
28/11/2022
10 minutes to read

What can a single individual change by exposing the wrongdoings of a successful multinational corporation? This paper examines the case of a whistleblower who uncovered integrity violations and political manipulation facilitated by Facebook.

Picture of Madeleine van den Nieuwenhuizen

How Zeikschrift exposes and reshapes Dutch media

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
11/04/2022
13 minutes to read

This paper discusses the content on the Instagram account Zeikschrift and explores how Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen uses the digital vigilantism practices 'calling out' and 'naming and shaming' to criticize and reshape various Dutch media.

The terror attack on London's Westminster Bridge

Digital vigilantism, Islamophobia and an attack on London

Article
Nathalie Schabio
25/11/2022
13 minutes to read

After London's tragic terrorist attack in 2017, not the perpetrator but an innocent woman breaks news on social media. This article examines how digital vigilantism can distort the truth and unjustifiably punish its victims.

Digital Vigilantism: Justice for a Syrian Refugee Family

Paper
Noa Reijnen
19/05/2021
10 minutes to read

A story about a Syrian refugee family being terrorized by their neighbors went viral on social media, and people demanded justice for the family. This digital vigilantism case will be analyzed in this paper.

How Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen is changing Dutch media from within

Paper
Lola Vos
15/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Through digital vigilantis, media critic Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen shares mistreatments in the Dutch media on her Instagram account "Zeikschrift." In this article, I analyse her Instagram account and the message it conveys.

Digital vigilantism during COVID-19 : The Chengdu patient

Article
Meiyi Su
07/01/2021
10 minutes to read

This article explores the human flesh search and attempted digital vigilantism that took place following the announcement of four sudden COVID-19 cases in the previously stabilized Chinese city of Chengdu.