Democracy

FAcebook, moderation, activism, democracy,

Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
03/12/2021
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

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Tinkering with the Truth: Fake news and Bricolage

Article
Rob Dekkers
26/01/2022
10 minutes to read

Many people tend to seek refuge in 'alternative facts', because they feel something's lost in the modern world. To get a grip on an incomprehensible world people 'tinker' with the truth, seeking harmony, coherence and agency.

WiFi tracking: a violation of privacy?

Article
Simone Sprangers
15/10/2021
12 minutes to read

Earlier this year, the Dutch Data Protection Authority fined Enschede for allegedly violating the privacy of its citizens by using WiFi tracking. How is the Enschede WiFi tracking case related to the larger debate about privacy?

Activists use a variety of digital technologies to try to change the world. Different social movements have, for instance, used live streaming technologies to promote transparency and to demonstrate how they distinguish themselves from (according to them) corrupt governments. Dr. Emiliano Treré from Cardiff University discusses his perspective on studying digital activism. 

metapolitics, new right

Metapolitics 2.0

File

Metapolitics started from the idea of ‘the primacy of culture over politics as the premise to a revolution in the spirit of ‘right-wing Gramscism’.  In this Diggit file, we collect all the diggit contributions on metapolitics and digital cultures.

QAnon members along with Trump supporters

QAnon: The political capital of a conspiracy theory

Article
Lora Ditchev
10/05/2021
16 minutes to read

This article examines how QAnon became an umbrella for a variety of far-right conspiracy theories, and in unifying these ideas produced real political turmoil. 

Conspiracy theories, Capitol riot, fiction,

The Capitol Riots: Democracy, Post-truth and Fiction

Column
Odile Heynders
04/05/2021
7 minutes to read

In light of the Capitol riots, Odile Heynders claims that we have to reflect on fiction and its development in time, in order to understand how the concept is used and functions in today’s society.