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Big Tech Needs to Go Beyond Volunteer Content Moderation to Prevent On...

Big Tech Needs to Go Beyond Volunteer Content Moderation to Prevent On...

Online tech's lackluster track record on the issue of diversity could have major ramifications if racism continues to go unchecked. Companies need to put dollars behind moderating so diverse users can feel safe.

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R Kelly’s Sentencing and the Racial Representation of Perpetrators o...

R Kelly’s Sentencing and the Racial Representation of Perpetrators o...

R. Kelly’s case underlines media biases towards the Black community and highlights the treatment of celebrity perpetrators as well as the media disparities on reporting issues of black celebrity and white celebrity abusers.

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‘Do Africans Have Cars?’ How a TikTok Star Breaks Stereoty...

‘Do Africans Have Cars?’ How a TikTok Star Breaks Stereoty...

TikTokers across the continent of Africa will often find ignorant questions and remarks in their comments on a daily basis. But one TikTok star is breaking stereotypes by using sarcasm, and her TikToks have gone viral.

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Donald Trump’s Truth Social Could Have Negative Impact on Online Div...

Donald Trump’s Truth Social Could Have Negative Impact on Online Div...

With Trump back online on social media, that can spell danger for people of color everywhere. 

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Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society: Hate Speech in Lebanon

Inclusive Media, Cohesive Society: Hate Speech in Lebanon

In the pursuit of a more inclusive and open media sphere, IMeCS reports are part of a series of studies which aim to monitor segments of problematic speech in various circles of socio-political influence, whether on social media or more traditional means of spreading in...

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Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans Publishes Two Reports on You...

Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans Publishes Two Reports on You...

Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans has recently published two reports on youth and the media in Serbia. “Production and Distribution …

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The MLADI Award in Serbia Recognises the Importance of Youth Activism ...

The MLADI Award in Serbia Recognises the Importance of Youth Activism ...

Although young people are often criticised for spending “too much” time on social media and online activism is often called clicktivism or pseudo-activism, online activism has managed to mobilise people in Serbia around certain goals and bring them out onto the stre...

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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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