How can disinformation be used to stifle human rights? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the connection between Uganda’s anti-homosexuality laws and the intervention of members of the American evangelical community.
Tag: American Politics
House of Cards: The Suspension of the US’ Disinformation Governance Board
Why did the US Disinformation Governance Board fail? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the ill-fated US Department of Homeland Security initiative, and the implications for addressing disinformation within democracies.
QAnon and the Tale of America’s Subjective Reality
The rise of conspiracy theory communities on the Internet… And in American politics Conspiracy theories are not a new phenomenon. However, in today’s digital environment, their role and importance has drastically changed. While these movements were previously mainly confined to obscure and secluded forums of the Internet, they now proliferate and flourish anywhere from Twitter Read More…
The Politics of Personality: The (de)stabilizing Effects of Political Attitudes
Temperament plays an increasingly relevant role in the success or failure of a political office. Adena Eliasoph explores the media’s role in responsibly informing the public and the impact that ‘identity politics’ can have on global economies, civil society, and multilateralism.
What’s In Store for Canada and the Trump Administration?
Today’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States marks the official start to the business mogul’s venture into politics. The somewhat ominous prospects of Trump’s leadership have other states, Canada included, wondering what’s in store once the Republicans take the White House. We asked the Program Editors here at the Read More…
The Rise of Post-Truths
Post-truth was named Word of the Year in 2016. Ashley McIntyre looks at how the rise of non-traditional news sources and personal opinions are overruling the truth.
Are we voting for democracy?
In this Editor’s Forum, we asked our editors their view on voting: In light of the American elections, its resulting outcry, and its 49% silent, is the vote the best representation of democracy today? Why so?
Race and the Politics of Guns, Part I
The American gun debate has a deeply racial dimension – and neither gun rights nor gun control advocates can escape it. Part 1 of this series explores the racial history of U.S. gun politics.
Should the White House Veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)?
Should 9/11 survivors and victims’ families be able to sue Saudi Arabia for damages? For this week’s Editors’ Forum, we asked the NAOC Program Editors whether the White House should veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which recently passed through the Senate and awaits a hearing and vote in the House of Representatives.
A Trump Presidency: Are We Going To Go Down The Rabbit Hole?
What risks does Trump pose to the international community if he were to be elected? Matthew Rae examines what a Trump presidency would look like.