Poison or Medicine? How Facebook Algorithms Facilitated a Genocide

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As the world grows digital, media landscapes are drastically changing. With digitalization and the transformation of media ecosystems came great hopes that social networks would foster meaningful political participation, enlarging the public sphere, and bringing democratic values forward. Yet, social platforms, while encouraging the expression of oppositional voices, have also…

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Democratic Backsliding in Poland: The Effect of Social Media and Future Prospects for Polish Rule of Law

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Since 2015, PiS has cracked down on the independence of various media outlets and Polish courts by appointing its political allies in leading positions. Starting with the media – for several years, the PiS-led government has consolidated its control over public broadcasting by installing its political allies in the National…

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Do we live in a true democracy?

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‘Democracy’ may be one of the most used terms in political discourse. Some see it as the light at the end of a long dark period of human history, others see it as degenerative, and still others see it as not progressive enough. But do we really know the concept…

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The Blind Spots of Democracy

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We live in times where democratic values are heavily tested. According to Freedom House, democracy has been in decline globally since 2005, and the pandemic of Covid-19 only exacerbated this trend. Even previous bastions of democracy, such as France and the United States, could be seen to heavily infringe constitutional…

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