democracy

This Brazilian newspaper decided to stop posting on Facebook

Column
Gabriela de la Vega
05/03/2018
4 minutes to read

Folha de Sao Paulo decides to stop posting on Facebook after the guideline change in order to stop the proliferation of fake news, but is this decision really what is best for the country's fragile democratic situation?

Facebook, public sphere, algorithms, digital culture

Diggit's Facebook Experiment

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In a highly debated Facebook post Mark Zuckerberg introduced upcoming changes to Facebook algorithms. Diggit Magazine will look into the effects of these algorithmic changes for media, acitivits and the public sphere in general. 

Thierry Baudet, Jan Roos, #GEENPEIL

Bye Bye referendum: Three Reasons Not To Mourn

Column
Jan Dijsselbloem
23/02/2018
7 minutes to read

The Dutch referendum did not live a long life. Three reasons why we should not be mourning the loss of it as it was in its current form and shape.

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Seyran Ates: Female Muslim leader and intellectual

Column
Odile Heynders
08/03/2018
5 minutes to read

The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.

The politics of #shutdown: from capitalism to popular protest

Column
Ana Deumert
28/09/2017
4 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert looks at the meaning and practice of shutdown. Originally used in the context of capitalist expansion and workforce disciplining, it has been adopted as a grassroots tool of rebellion against the status quo. 

VSB Fund stops supporting prestigious Dutch literary prize

Column
Odile Heynders
03/09/2017
3 minutes to read

On 30 August 2017 the Dutch VSB Fund announced to stop financing the VSB Poetry Prize after this year’s (the 24th) edition. Poetry or ‘the volume of an individual’ is considered to not fit into the new policy. Odile Heynders does not agree.