Social Media

The Twitter Prisoner Dilemma and the Future of Digital Diplomacy

Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor and Bar Fishman • Dec 16 2023 • Articles

The Twitter dilemma may represent the opening salvo of a digital cold war between states and big tech companies.

Swiping for God: Islamizing Dating or Secularizing Islam?

Noor Suwwan • Aug 25 2023 • Articles

Interactions on the social lab of the Muslim dating apps signals an ongoing negotiating process of what it means to be (a) Muslim, (b) secular, and (c) a secular Muslim.

Opinion – Twitter as an Orwellian Global Editor

Noor Suwwan • Jun 19 2023 • Articles

Twitter’s current editorial role suggests the reproduction of geopolitical power dynamics, with its increasingly visible bilateral cooperation with states and their (political) requests.

Away from Political Parties into Lifestyle Politics: Young People in Advanced Democracies

Intifar Chowdhury • Jul 23 2022 • Articles

Political parties need to revaluate their mission in an age of new media as newer generations replace older members of the electorate.

Securitisation and Vernacular Discussions of Terrorism on Social Media

Social media users are not only aware of the dominant narratives produced in the wake of an attack, but that they also shape and challenge them.

State Social Media and National Security Strategy: Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

Marisa Tramontano • Apr 20 2021 • Articles

The IDF’s imagery showcases the durable background symbols that make social media posts powerful, effective, and convincing.

Critical Security Studies Needs to Better Consider the Intricacies of Social Media

Joseph Downing and Richard Dron • Dec 9 2020 • Articles

There is no formula for deciding who on social media rises to prominence as a security influencer in any given context, and influence in this case is ephemeral and short-lived.

Post-Truth and Far-Right Politics on Social Media

Hüseyin Pusat Kildiş • Nov 17 2020 • Articles

The fact that anyone who uses social media can encounter and be affected by racist, Anti-Semitic and white supremacist posts shared by far-right figures reveals inherent dangers.

The Impact of Social Media Hashtags on Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Hoitsimolimo Mutlokwa • Sep 14 2020 • Articles

Pressure is mounting for the Zimbabwean government to respect the rule of law and respond to multiple human rights violations.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Elizabeth Austin • Mar 25 2020 • Features

Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump’s election.

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Olga Krasnyak • Oct 22 2019 • Features

This volume highlights historical approaches as well as the distinct features of Russia’s public diplomacy, such as its positioning as the guardian of traditional values.

Considering the Whole Ecosystem in Regulating Terrorist Content and Hate Online

Amy-Louise Watkin • Sep 18 2019 • Articles

The whole ecosystem is going to require new regulatory frameworks to combat extremist content online. Removal of content is not necessarily the best form of action.

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