media

Jordan Peterson as a human filter bubble

Academic paper
Inge van de Ven
21/06/2019
18 minutes to read

The case of Jordan Peterson demonstrates that in today’s public spheres, the figure of the public intellectual is not necessarily free from ulterior motives in filtering information for the general public.

Sander Bax: de literatuur draait door!

Article
The Editors
01/03/2019
3 minutes to read

Op vrijdag 1 maart verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Prometheus De literatuur draait door, het nieuwe boek van Sander Bax (Tilburg University). Diggit Magazine zocht hem op voor een gesprek.

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#10yearchallenge conspiracy goes viral

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
20/02/2019
5 minutes to read

#10yearchallenge has conquered our timelines, but also face recognition algorithms and targeted advertising.

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Tumblr's ban of pornographic content

Article
Federica Morgandi
08/04/2019
11 minutes to read

Why does Tumblr have a new policy to ban all adult content? The general response of users is not positive, and this article will explore the reasons behind the decision, as well as the issue of content moderation that many platforms are facing

AFD

The AfD white men Advent calendar

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
20/12/2018
5 minutes to read

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.

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/02/2019
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and does it know everything about us? 

Ramptoeristen! Waarom schrijvers ons over hun scheiding vertellen

Article
Sander Bax
15/03/2018
11 minutes to read

Schrijvers als Suzanne Rethans, Henk van Straten en Elke Geurts schrijven erg openhartig over het stuklopen van hun relatie. Sander Bax laat zien dat hier een fundamenteel mechanisme van de hedendaagse literaire mediacultuur aan ten grondslag ligt.

GetContact app

GetContact: another threat to our privacy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/03/2018
5 minutes to read

GetContact is a recent app that got its wave of hype in February 2018. The official aim of GetContact is to block spam messages and identify calls on your phone. However, it can also be viewed as another way to threaten our privacy.