Germany is in a fight against racism since the second world war. However, the increasing popularity of the right party AFD is challenging the goal of achieving equality. Neo-racism and banal nationalism aggravate the political and social climate.
The problem of corporate media is not their creation of echo chambers; it is that media organizations have allowed people whose views run against democracy to gain such a large following that their lies are now seen by many as fact.
Jacinda Ardern is one of the most popular politicians worldwide thanks to her online presence. This paper focuses on how she uses social media to boost her popularity and remain relevant as a political figure in New Zealand.
The hybrid media system is a concept introduced by communication scholar Chadwick (2017) to highlight that different types of media not only co-exist, but form a system that evolves through mutual (inter)actions among older and newer media logics. In this file we show how different actors use that system for political and other goals.
Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.
This article unravels various definitions of fake news and situates it within a context of hybrid media, politics and democracy. Fake news can be overwhelming. I aim to bring a little bit of order into the chaotic world of fake news.
QAnon is an American conspiracy theory associated with Trump supporters and right-wing politics. How can one article - which seeks to explain what QAnon is - influence debunkers and believers of the theory?