Google is your best friend. That is the answer one usually gets when one ask for some piece of information. This answer can be read as an index of a very influential media ideology: that Google is a benevolent, neutral instrument providing users with the truth. Reality is a bit more complicated. In this file, we zoom in on the politics of Google.
AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the German far-right party, issued a white men Advent campaign. The political movement uses this Advent calendar to promote their new right ideology and Euroscepticism.
Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?
Can digital media be used to organize revolutions and uprisings? Ana Deumert considers digital social inequalities in social media use, and explores their implications for developing a radical politics of the commons.