Media and extremism

How the Media Helped Legitimize Extremism

by Miranda Katz,

A new study, by a respected scholar on internet culture, winds up a penetrating indictment of journalism’s internal inconsistencies. A new report titled “The Oxygen of Amplification” offers an unprecedented look at the fundamental paradox of reporting on the so-called “alt-right”: Doing so without amplifying that ideology is extremely difficult, if not downright impossible. The report comes out of the Data & Society research institute’s Media Manipulation Initiative, and is written by Whitney Phillips, author of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Internet Culture. It draws on in-depth conversations with dozens of journalists (including WIRED’s Emma Grey Ellis, who reports frequently on the topic) to illustrate an uncomfortable truth: Journalists inadvertently helped catalyze the rapid rise of the alt-right, turning it into a story before it was necessarily newsworthy.

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10 ways to increase your social media engagement like never before

Interesting. Columnist Jordan Kasteler dishes out his top tactics for getting your audience to like, share, click and comment on your social media posts.

It’s probably one of the most frustrating parts of social media marketing — no engagement.

You post day in and day out hoping to see the social side of social media start to happen. Sometimes, a like or two will pop up, but most of the time, you hear crickets.

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The Observer: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose? by 

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Disruptive dystopia, lives for sale, data driven plutocracy

Are we really losing our old model of good governance? Disruption in our communication and public universe. You should see this, till the end. Technosociologist Zeynep Tufecki describes how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to influence our political opinions.