Hate Speech, Fake News, and Whatsapp

Introduction: “Hate speech” or “extreme speech” are terms that can be heard daily around the world, but particularly, on many news channels in America. Hate speech is defined by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI, 2020) as “ …covering many forms of expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred, violence, and discriminationContinue reading “Hate Speech, Fake News, and Whatsapp”

Human Rights Framework and AI Regulation: Transparency of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad discipline in computer science that focuses on creating smart machines with the ability to do tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. Ed Burns Nicole and Laskowski, notes that AI is the imitation of human intelligence to create computer systems and machines with the capacity to carry out intelligence conventionallyContinue reading “Human Rights Framework and AI Regulation: Transparency of AI”

Social Media, Performance, Identity and Resistance

Behind the Screens:  A Digital Debacle As the use of social media continues to rise in present time, individuals possess an active online presence where they are free to engage in “self-expression, communication and self-promotion.” (Dijck, 2013) It is interesting to observe the role and power of identity construction in this context. Users continue toContinue reading “Social Media, Performance, Identity and Resistance”

The Quantified Self Myth

The Quantified Self Movement refers to a method of self-tracking that makes use of wearables and technology to produce data on everyday activities, which can be used to make positive changes and become the best version of yourself. There are various fields that can be tracked and assessed like weight, sleeping patterns, cravings, mood andContinue reading “The Quantified Self Myth”

Social media, performance, identity and resistance to it

Some may assume that social media and identity construction work hand in hand, but it is becoming more apparent that the platform itself and audience play a larger role in how and what we choose to share of ourselves. To fully express ourselves and how we shape our online self-presentation and identity tends to beContinue reading “Social media, performance, identity and resistance to it”

Algorithm Accountability: The Incoming Technocratic Age

Fake news, propaganda and questions about the credibility of information continue to cloud political and cultural developments that are shaping our world. Although fake news has always existed in one form or another, the current hype serves as a red herring that hides the deep political dysfunction in societies in the post-truth environment. The primaryContinue reading “Algorithm Accountability: The Incoming Technocratic Age”