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‘Deplatforming’ Donald Trump was a necessary quick fix. What now?

Sebastian Monnet

In the twilight of a presidency characterised by 30,573 lies and constant misinformation, most social media platforms have permanently suspended Donald Trump’s accounts – a move also known as ‘the Great Deplatfo...

Of topoi and memes

Aldo Matteucci

20 April 2021

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I’ll admit to a prejudice. I dislike Richard Dawkins, the emeritus professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. Holding such a pompous title is enough to warrant a demerit. Dawkins is broadly known fo...

Exploring the potential of official/state-owned/institutional social media accounts in the fight against misinformation

Manyi Arrey Orok-Tambe

The world is driven by information. That is almost an understatement in this era. In today’s hyperconnected world, marked by unprecedented opportunities for innovation and transformation, information stands as the f...

On the gaydar: A 100-year challenge for facial recognition

Darija Medić

Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side? Our collective data consciousness increased after Cambridge Analytica, so the probable...

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