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India at the Centre of Facebook’s Challenges with Misinformation and...

India at the Centre of Facebook’s Challenges with Misinformation and...

The solution to the problems Facebook and other tech giants face in India and elsewhere does not lie in increasing censorship that may undermine digital freedom. Rather it requires more open, more accessible, and more equitable digital space in a rules-based broader env...

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Does the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill threaten free speech and dive...

Does the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill threaten free speech and dive...

Because content moderation requires many thousands of human moderators the threat of fines or criminal prosecution may lead to online platforms further entrenching their use of algorithm-driven automated content moderation systems, which lack transparency about how they...

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Framing Terrorism: Incel Violence, Misogynism and the Media

Framing Terrorism: Incel Violence, Misogynism and the Media

From misogynistic memes to the encouragement of violence and derogatory language, the incel internet subculture has become known for their increasing hatred of women, putting them on the watch list for extremist monitoring groups. 

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Cancel Culture Series: Interview with Eric Heinze

Cancel Culture Series: Interview with Eric Heinze

"Democracy is not always a head count. You can take a majority vote after all opinions have been aired but if you simply exclude speakers because the majority doesn’t want to hear them, then you undermine democracy." - Eric Heinze

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Ovaries and Outrage: How Social Media Took Down Greece’s Fertility C...

Ovaries and Outrage: How Social Media Took Down Greece’s Fertility C...

As Greece’s media landscape continues to be concentrated in the hands of a few oligarchs, the attraction of social media as a platform for expressing ideas and accessing information not being covered by traditional news is only likely to grow.

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Anti-Asian Hate and Coronaracism Grows Rapidly on Social Media and Bey...

Anti-Asian Hate and Coronaracism Grows Rapidly on Social Media and Bey...

Social media companies need to update their hate speech policies to include coronaracism and to better support communities affected by anti-Asian hate.

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The Double Edged Sword of Social Media and Rape Culture

The Double Edged Sword of Social Media and Rape Culture

For real change to happen, it needs to be a collective effort across society, with all forms of media ensuring fair and accurate representations of women as real people.

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The challenge of hate speech in the Albanian media environment

The challenge of hate speech in the Albanian media environment

The urgency of media literacy has been recognized in Albania and actions are being taken supported by European Commission, UNICEF, UNESCO, CFI Media Development and others.

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New Podcast: Young & Diverse

New Podcast: Young & Diverse

The representation of women in the media is worrying and that the media reflect the patriarchal culture. Women are still ‘the other’ in mainstream media and mainstream culture.

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Does Online Hate End with the End of Parler?

Does Online Hate End with the End of Parler?

The complicity of social media companies that enabled Donald Trump’s social media accounts is dangerous.

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Parler: The “Unbiased” Social Media Platform of Conspiraci...

Parler: The “Unbiased” Social Media Platform of Conspiraci...

After Twitter ‘censored’ Trump, the US right flocked to Parler. What’s next for the self-declared “unbiased social platform”?

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How Social Media Has Become An Essential Support Network for Trans and...

How Social Media Has Become An Essential Support Network for Trans and...

Without state support, social media networks fundraise ad-hoc support funds for trans women.

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