Being a conservative political commentator, show host, and writer, Ben Shapiro has become one of the most famous American influencers. He is a prime example of how right-wing metapolitical influencers use digital media to make their mark on public discourse.
What can a single individual change by exposing the wrongdoings of a successful multinational corporation? This paper examines the case of a whistleblower who uncovered integrity violations and political manipulation facilitated by Facebook.
In this paper, fifteen-year-old citizen journalist and activist Janna Jihad will be discussed. We will investigate how digital journalism, citizen witnessing and the affordances of social media contribute to Janna Jihad's activism.
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.
A story about a Syrian refugee family being terrorized by their neighbors went viral on social media, and people demanded justice for the family. This digital vigilantism case will be analyzed in this paper.
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.
Famke Louise got trapped in a filter bubble, which she vocalized with a #ikdoenietmeermee-movement. This called for surveillance as a reaction to her deviant behavior, resulting in influencer-incredibility.