Democracy

Kristof Verfaillie

Diggit profile: Kristof Verfaillie

Interview
Jan Blommaert
16/01/2020

Criminologist Kristof Verfaillie discusses the totalizing and counterproductive aspects of contemporary, technologically shaped security and surveillance regimes.

Elisabeth Warren

Elisabeth Warren, clickbait and truth

Column
Jan Blommaert
17/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Elisabeth Warren's statement on her male contenders being "electoral losers" enables us to examine the ways in which clickbait actually works.

Did Brexaustion kill Corbyn's media strategy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
20/12/2019
12 minutes to read

Analyses of Corbyn's social media campaign overlook something: the fact that politics is played out in a weaponized hybrid media field.

Deep fakes - an emerging risk to societies

Paper
Tunde Farago
18/11/2019
22 minutes to read

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.

fake news

Fake News

File

Fake news seems to rule the world. Since the 2016 election campaign of Donald Trump, the debate on fake news hasn't stopped. Even more, the term fake news has become an empty signifier acquiring new meaning depending on who uses the concept. 

scotland, brexit, eu-families

EU families feel more welcome in Scotland than they do in the rest of the UK

Column
Marie Godin
29/10/2019
5 minutes to read

Drawing on new research, Marie Godin and Nando Sigona find evidence that despite Brexit uncertainty, EU families living in Scotland feel they belong to the national community to a greater extent than in other parts of the UK.

The design of breaking news on the Hong Kong protests

Article
Nurbanu Aslan
21/11/2019
15 minutes to read

The Hong Kong protests have caught non-stop media attention for over 100 days. But how do audiences perceive the protests? This article will show you how the story of the protests is designed, narrated, and framed.

The House of Commons

Order!! John Bercow going viral

Column
Jan Blommaert
01/10/2019
5 minutes to read

John Bercow's shouting of "Order" in the Commons has become global cultural material. What happened?