The spreading of digital content, such as images, videos, or links, in a short period of time through online media such as Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and electronic mail, shared by a large number of people.
The founders of the #MeToo movement have recently launched a new hashtag: #MeTooVoter. What is the purpose of this hashtag and what are the chances of success for the #MeTooVoter movement in the 2020 elections?
Deep fakes are a rapidly evolving technology that can easily fool not just our human senses, but also the software created to counter them. This paper explores their potential social, cultural and political implications.
This article analyses the communication and social media strategy of the Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini. How does he and his party use social media to create a community, spread anger and get consensus. Read this article to find out!
Tinder has managed to collect millions of users despite its disturbing lack of privacy. Why does Tinder fail to secure individuals' data, and why are users still willing to take the risk to keep swiping?
The public sphere has been controlled by humans for years, but in the last decade, there has been a shift from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones. This essay describes the consequences this algorithmic culture has for the public sphere.