Published in: openDemocracyUKRevealed: The dark-money Brexit ads flooding social media
Facebook has new transparency rules on political ads. But in the last week pro-Brexit groups have spent tens of thousands pushing ‘no deal’ – without having to explain who pays for them.
Published in: digitaLibertiesIs the internet to blame for the rise of authoritarianism?
Three perspectives on whether the internet is having a damaging impact on democracy.
Published in: openDemocracyUKCambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda
You can't understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does.
The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media
This is not an attempt to relitigate this episode, but to critically reflect on the underlying dynamics of social networks that contribute to such outcomes.
Saudi women between online resistance and new physical realities
What role did collective action, and social media play in Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift its ban on women driving?
Published in: Transformation‘Assemble ye trolls:’ the rise of online hate speech
Anti-Semitic tweets were viewed ten billion times on twitter in 2016—that’s why the alt-right loves the internet.
Published in: TransformationAre you cultivating knowledge or just consuming information?
Whether the internet is a mindless distraction or the greatest educational tool ever invented is all in how we use it.
Money where your mouth is: Salaita, freedom of speech, and the new market of education
I'd like to unpack the widespread idea that one's freedom of speech is relinquished when it is used in the form of “hate speech” or to “spread hate.” Hate is a legitimate and reasonable response to certain morally reprehensible realities.
Rethinking Syrian media
Citizen journalism rocked the foundations of the Syrian mediascape. Activist videos were on every news channel, yet ordinary Syrians were still unable to tell their stories as they saw it. An introduction to 'Looking inside the uprising' and its feature on the use, impact and effect of new media on the Syrian uprising. بالعربي