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Literaire fictie in de democratische publieke ruimte

Article
Odile Heynders
20/06/2022
19 minutes to read

De democratie is in verval. Kunnen we literaire fictie gebruiken om het tij te keren? Odile Heynders bespreekt 'Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg' van Rodaan Al Galidi en 'Het uur van de olifant' van Otto de Kat om antwoord te geven. 

 

Conspiracy theories, Fake News & Digital Media

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Conspiracy theories and fake news are not new phenomena, but digital media did enable the upscaling of the circulation, and thus the impact of those conspiracy theories. 

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
11/05/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

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Will AI save us from fake news?

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/03/2022
6 minutes to read

Attempts to decrease the spread of ‘fake news’ might come with the risks of censorship and control.

Spotting fake news for your media literacy

Column
Nataliia Vdovychenko
26/04/2022
6 minutes to read

Is it 'fake news', junk news, misinformation, malinformation, or disinformation? This column is going to sum up the ways in which we can critically evaluate and distinguish the types of misleading information on our (social) media timelines.

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Dangers of being trapped in an echo chamber

Article
Eva de Jonge
04/10/2021
10 minutes to read

Algorithms, echo chamber and fake news. How echo chambers are created by algorithms and how fake news within them can cause many problems.