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MisDisMal-Information 46: Outrage against the machine, digital communication networks, link rot

This is an excerpt from Edition 46 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Outrage against the machine, digital communication networks, link rot – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition Outrage as a genre Information about Takshashila’s course on Technology and Policy Identity, News and Digital Communication Networks...

MisDisMal-Information 45: Of crisis disciplines, breaking and fixing algorithms and democracies

This is an excerpt from Edition 45 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of crisis disciplines, breaking and fixing algorithms and democracies – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition The impact of digital communication networks on collective behaviour as a ‘crisis discipline’. The idea of ruining and fixing personal algorithms. Exporting...

Technopolitik #2 Fog of War – DARPA wannabes, Autonomous Weapons, Influence Operations,and Japan’s Siliconpolitik move

Read the full edition and subscribe here Competitive Advantage: Everyone Wants to DARPA — Pranay Kotasthane Japan. The UK. Germany. Even the US. These countries are now attempting their own versions of the original Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The success of DARPA’s 2013 grant to Moderna for using m-RNA...

MisDisMal-Information 44: Of Unbundling social media, fake news, importing conspiracies

This is an excerpt from Edition 44 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Unbundling social media, fake news, importing conspiracies – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition Various proposals to ‘unbundle’ social media platform features. Fake engagement and its negative externalities … Meanwhile, in India – Twitter’s travails, Conspiracy theories,...

MisDisMal-Information 43: Of the many influences of influence

This is an excerpt from Edition 43 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of the many influences of influence – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) The influence of Influence This was prompted by recent investigations on influence operations from India (DFRLabs -covered in 42) and Pakistan (Graphika Labs). I’ve divided the section into 3 parts:...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 42: Of Algo-Read’ems, (Col)Lapses in Time, Moderating Moderation

This is an excerpt from Edition 42 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Algo-Read’ems, (Col)Lapses in Time, Moderating Moderation – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) Curate and Algo-Read’em Last weekend, I ran a little poll on Twitter to try and find out how people sorted their feeds – algorithmically or reverse-chronologically. This...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 40: Of Voice, Loyalty, Sticks, Flag-elation, Flagellation and Seeing Clearly

This is an excerpt from Edition 40 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Voice, Loyalty, Sticks, Flag-elation, Flagellation and Seeing Clearly – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) Voice, Loyalty and Stick The situation in Gaza is quite grim. Even with the ceasefire, there’s no way around that. One thing that has been...

MisDisMal-Information 39 – Of Polarisation, propaganda, backfire and participatory disinformation

This is an excerpt from Edition 39 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Polarisation, propaganda, backfire and participatory disinformation – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) Polarisation, propaganda, magic and backfire There’s a high probability that you’ve seen at least one of these 2 tables over the last few days. The first...

MisDisMal-Information 38 – Of So(S)cial Media, Kindness of the crowds, 100 ways to address criticism and Oops! We did it again

This is an excerpt from Edition 38 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of So(S)cial Media, Kindness of the crowds, 100 ways to address criticism and Oops! We did it again – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) So(S)cial Media and Kindness of the crowds In 37, we looked at some characteristics of social media...

MisDisMal-Information 37: Of Madness of the feeds, Har(dly)vard(th) Fact-checking

This is an excerpt from Edition 35 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Madness of the feeds, Har(dly)vard(th) Fact-checking – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) Cooperation of the crowds, madness of the feeds, and we-flip Over the last few days, scrolling on Twitter has literally been ‘doomscrolling’ as timelines are flooded...
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