Poison or Medicine? How Facebook Algorithms Facilitated a Genocide


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


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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