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 […]
Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” perpetuates exactly what it aims to prevent. In this article, Emilio finds that the film provides a good overview of the societal challenges caused by social media but has glaring flaws that prevent it from reaching wider audiences.
Ryan Atkinson discusses the dangerous implications of future political influence operations, arguing that research must work to understand how current operations will incorporate advancing technologies.
In Part Four of a four-part series, Alexander Sawicki details the rise of a new type of propaganda machine; one tailored to fit a modern, inter-connected, and technologically dependent society.
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.