TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?

Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media politics donald-trump activism political-activism black-lives-matter campaigning k-pop filter-bubble tiktok political-campaigns

Social media helps reveal people's racist views – so why don't tech firms do more to stop hate speech?

The likes of Katie Hopkins may be slowly disappearing from social media sites but less extreme and obvious racism is still widespread.

Imran Awan, Professor of Criminology, Birmingham City University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: social-media racism black-lives-matter islamophobia cyber-racism

Black Lives Matter: you may be a vocal supporter and still hold racist views

We need a revolution in behaviour, not just in rhetoric.

Geoff Beattie, Professor of Psychology, Edge Hill University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism black-lives-matter black-lives-matter-everywhere

High-tech surveillance amplifies police bias and overreach

Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Professor of Law, American University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: protest policing big-data facial-recognition surveillance police predictive-analytics george-floyd big-brother civil-liberties black-lives-matter police-reform racial-justice

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