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When Politicians Become the Guy Next Door

April 16, 2018
Thanks to the power of the internet, politicians are learning how to use their personal life to make people follow them. People indeed feel politicians are more accessible than ever. But that is hardly improving the quality of our politics. SPP Master's candidate Kamilla Ibragimova's article on the personalization of politics.

The Age of Social Media: Have Photos Lost Their Meaning?

April 12, 2018
Photos have influenced public debate and have contributed to the mobilization of individuals. However, today almost everyone that has a mobile phone with a camera can become a photographer and share their image. But when too many, are pictures losing impact?

Getting Rich by Smart Lying

April 4, 2018
Lone tech-renegades turn fake news into a lucrative business, which, thanks to technology advances, is here to stay and probably grow.

Belarus: Winning Elections, Old-School Style

March 28, 2018
The local elections in Belarus are a strong indicator that Lukashenko’s regime is there to stay. Some oldfangled gimmicks help them win the needed votes.

Big Advertisers Crusade for Transparency on Social Media: What’s the Catch?

March 26, 2018
Major advertisers push social media companies for more transparency, but will reform or more extensive data mining be the response?