Democracy

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Literaire fictie in de democratische publieke ruimte

Article
Odile Heynders
20/06/2022
19 minutes to read

De democratie is in verval. Kunnen we literaire fictie gebruiken om het tij te keren? Odile Heynders bespreekt 'Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg' van Rodaan Al Galidi en 'Het uur van de olifant' van Otto de Kat om antwoord te geven. 

 

The trade-off between privacy or public health

Paper
Noa Reijnen
16/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper aims to analyze how De Jonge and the Parliament have approached and reacted to a data breach at the GGD. The underlying question of this case is whether the Dutch society should value privacy or public health more.

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
11/05/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

Democracy and the 'Shit You Should Care About'

Article
Iris Dumoulin
11/02/2022
11 minutes to read

In the ever-changing media landscape, the distribution of news is now also taking place online. Instagram accounts like 'Shit You Should Care About' are now participating in this distribution. What does this online presence mean for democracy?

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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?