Dark Content is a video series on the dark web about people who perform commercial content moderation on the open web.
Excellent digital forensics work on QAnon. Surprise! Most QAnon posters also post on videogames and Men’s Rights.
“algorithms can often exacerbate underlying societal problems”
Paige Morgan's engagement with Tsing's theory of nonscalability is worth including in my DIG 401 (Hacking, Remixing, and Design) class.
Another great piece by Whitney Phillips, one of the best thinkers about toxic media. A critique of they way the news has covered QAnon conspiracists.
Worth including on my DIG 101 syllabus, where I will have a whole section on conspiracies.
A good look at how affordances of platforms could enable a kind of crackpot hermeneutics.
A Buzzfeed piece on the way fringe political groups hijack social media platforms.
Fantastic report from Data & Society on the ways the media inadvertently amplifies the messaging of hate groups