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.
Thierry Baudet often mentions the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Analysing these references, this article places Baudet in a right-wing gramscian movement in order to get a better understanding of his hegemonic project.
After decades of crises, normalization and fatigue leads to young people radicalizing online. Irony politics is a way of adopting new political narratives after the political middle has failed to give answers to these crises.
This article demonstrates how presidential candidate Joe Biden profited from George Floyd's death and the consequent rise of the #BLM movement by using the situation to win over Black voters. An analysis of his tweets reveals how he did this.
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.
LGBTQ+ people in Poland face increasing discrimination. To an outsider, this might seem unrelated to Polish nationalism. However, for many who do identify with Polish nationalism, the two go hand in hand.
Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.