Tag: social media

Social Media And The Commodification of Nations: How Geopolitical Analysis Became Fantasy Football

The age of mass media which has its roots in the newspaper revolution of the 19th century helped to democratise access to information first in the industrialised urban world and later beyond these initial boundaries. As the spread of electricity continued throughout the early 20th century, film, radio and later […]

Will Interacting With The “Wrong” Post Get You Sent To Facebook Jail?

A recent Reuters report about the supposed prevalence of so-called “fake news” ahead of Mexico’s upcoming election this weekend quotes an anonymous Facebook employee who alleged that people are being paid to like, share, and comment on posts, which disturbingly suggests that the company might take punitive action against users […]

15 Years Since the War on Iraq and Corporations Like Cambridge Analytica Have Declared War on The Anti-war Movement

15 February, 2003 saw the largest single day of anti-war protests in the history of the world. From New York to Jakarta, London to Barcelona, Cairo to Sydney, millions took to the streets to voice their opposition to the US/UK led war on Iraq. The protests ultimately did not prevent […]