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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.

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GAB, fake news and metapolitics

Article
Ico Maly
02/11/2018
9 minutes to read

GoDaddy’s decision to pull support for GAB is again used as 'proof' for the powerful political myth that the left censors right wing voices

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Revolutions, the digital divide and working-class media

Column
Ana Deumert
25/10/2018
7 minutes to read

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. 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns

Article
Victoria Mohr
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

This article examines how light communities on Twitter respond to mass shootings and gun violence, and how these responses entrench narratives and communities. 

How can we explain our online identities?

Article
Jady van Leusden
02/11/2018
16 minutes to read

This article explains the construction of online identities and images of the body with the help of theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.

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Twitter threads and supervernaculars

Article
Victoria Mohr
22/11/2018
10 minutes to read

This article utilizes Blommaert's concept of the supervernacular to analyze the communicative conventions of "Twitter threads" , and how they are mutually constructed by users and the restrictions of the platform.