The Virtual Realities of Politics. Entrenched Narratives and Political Entertainment in the Age of Social Media

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By Laura Andrea De Alba Huerta and Quentin Machado ON THE EVE OF THE 2016 US ELECTION, the republican candidate Donald Trump made his first international headline with his campaign promise to build a wall throughout the border with Mexico. During the last French election in 2022, the far-right candidate…

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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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A Vulnerable Information Infrastructure

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How cyber and electronic warfare can be used to trick your signals By Sakari Teerekoski Our digital infrastructure is increasingly dependent on space-based assets. Communication satellites provide internet coverage and decent bandwidth to places that are unreachable with ground-based systems. With 5G and the Internet of Things, we utilize them…

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Slutet för World Wide Web

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Av Malin Aspberg Internets utveckling från 1990-talet tills idag har varit minst sagt revolutionerande för mänsklig kommunikation. Aldrig tidigare har människor kunnat uttrycka sig och kommunicera så pass fritt världen över. Tidiga internetentusiaster, som poeten John Perry Barlow, framhöll just internets framväxt som skapandet av en allmänmänsklig plattform frikopplat från…

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