According to Piia Varis, conspiracy theories existed long before the invention of the internet. However, digital media and online platforms now allow conspiracy theory believers to 'find' each other and support for their claims online.
Visible Female armpit hair stirs emotions and feeds online hypes and debates. Gabriela de la Vega started her research into female armpit hair by questioning the normality of 'shaving body hair' as a woman.
Dating apps can help people to meet other people with similar sexual preferences. But there are also some issues with these types of online platforms. In this episode of Babylon is Burning, Sander de Ridder explains why 'sexual politics' is such an important topic.
Babylon is Burning has invited Ico Maly (Tilburg University) in the studio to talk about what he calls 'algorithmic populism' and activism in the digital age. How has digitalization affected politics and activism?
In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.
In the second episode of Babylon's Burning, we talk with Chrissy Cook (Tilburg University) on her research on trolls and trolling. Chrissy has spent the last four years of her life dedicated to studying this phenomenon.