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MisDisMal-Information 49: Of ‘Batter’ed by rage, Misinforming misinformation and fact-checking by the crowds

This is an excerpt from Edition 49 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of ‘Batter’ed by rage, Misinforming misinformation and fact-checking by the crowds – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition: ‘Batter’ed by disinformation: Cybersocial attacks on...

All Things Policy: The US Versus Facebook

 In a renewed antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has alleged that Facebook used anticompetitive acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp to further its monopoly power. It also alleges that Facebook unfairly blocked rivals from accessing its...

MisDisMal-Information 48: Of moderation: stacked and loaded, ‘all the rage’ and middle(of no)ware

This is an excerpt from Edition 48 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of moderation: stacked and loaded, ‘all the rage’ and middle(of no)ware, – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition: Moderation: Stacked and loaded – Recent...

MisDisMal-Information 47: Networked Misinformation, Between Hate and a Hard Place, En-gendering disinformation

This is an excerpt from Edition 47 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Networked Misinformation, Between Hate and a Hard Place, En-gendering disinformation – by Prateek Waghre – MisDisMal-Information (substack.com) In this edition: Networked Misinformation and Content Cartels Between hate...

All Things Policy: Outraging into the Machine

 A recent analysis by NPR comparing engagement-per-post between mainstream and conservative media outlets described ‘outrage’ as a business model. Books like The Outrage Industry and Angrynomics have explored some of the following themes that we can draw on. Is...

All Things Policy: iCloud, privacy and law enforcement

 Apple recently released a feature that will enable them to scan photos stored in iCloud to detect child abuse imagery. The move has sparked off a debate regarding privacy and about what ownership of devices means. Rohan Seth talks...

All Things Policy: Digital Communication Networks and their Harms

Over the years, a number of harms have been attributed to Social Media platforms/messaging apps. Despite their high adoption over the last decade, estimates suggest that approximately 50% of the world’s population do not use them yet. This implies that...

Takshashila Working Paper – Governance of DCNs I: Categorisation of Harms

This working paper is the first in a series of papers that will explore the governance of Digital Communication Networks (DCNs).  DCNs have been defined in the paper as composite entities consisting of: Capability: Internet-based products/services that enable instantaneous low-cost...

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...

All Things Policy: How Social Media is Reshaping Politics

 Over the last 10 years, the optimism surrounding social media platforms has given way to skepticism and concerns about their impact on democracy. In this episode, Nitansha Bansal and Prateek Waghre discuss some of the defining characteristics of social...
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