The 2016 US election has been a watershed for the rise of conspiracy theories in public discussion and policy. Their popularity will have serious consequences for international politics.
On January 3 2016, Revolting, a BBC 2 sketch-comedy show, released an online skit called, “The Real Housewives of ISIS.” The skit introduces four wives of ISIS fighters, fulfilling their duty as “average” housewives. One scene shows two women awkwardly wearing the same suicide vest. Another depicts a woman chained to her oven, excited […]
Did social media influence the outcome of the American elections? In light of Google, Facebook & Twitter’s recent policy changes, Charlotte Provost explores the role of the internet in divulging information to the public, and its potential influence on the global community.
Eimi Harris discusses how a changing relationship between governments and social media firms could lead to new strategies for combatting extremism online.
Here’s a quick media recap of our annual fall conference at the Ministry of Global Affairs on November 1, 2015 in Ottawa via Storify.