According to Dr. Taina Bucher, we should no longer talk about algorithms as purely 'technical'. Algorithms are complex socio-technical arrangements that are never devoid of human interference. In this video, Bucher talks about some of the arguments she makes in If... Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics.
Jacinda Ardern is one of the most popular politicians worldwide thanks to her online presence. This paper focuses on how she uses social media to boost her popularity and remain relevant as a political figure in New Zealand.
Internet trolling: insults, off-topic comments, and weird jokes are something that we should avoid as much as possible. But is there a positive side to trolling? Ken M seems to be the perfect wholesome online troll.
Controversial activist movement Extinction Rebellion organized a Global Hunger Strike to raise awareness on food shortages globally, urging governments to take action. This article examines how they used Facebook's affordances for their campaign.
Since unregulated paid political advertising is still not banned from all social media platforms, Elizabeth Warren has become a central figure in the battle against this spread of misinformation to curtail its influence on the 2020 elections.