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On 9 November, 2016 Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. In his last White House correspondents' dinner, Obama jokingly criticized the media for putting exce ive focus on Tr...
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The term "digital divide" is used in contemporary media sound-bites to describe any form of inequality in the online community. However, in scholarly circles, the "digital divide" is a complex phenome...
Being a huge fan of the show The Apprentice, the catchphrase "You're Fired" and many of his memorable cameos in pop-culture from my childhood, I have been excited about Donald Trump's presidential cam...
In a Ted Talk, internet activist Eli Pariser demonstrated how the same search query can produce very different results for different individuals, based on their past online behaviour. As Pariser argues, these algorithms are playing the role of information gatekeepers. They shape, or reinforce, our world view based on what we want to see instead of what we would rather not see but may need to see.
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Seems to me these days the world is in the throes of a delirium. In the same world where people are being killed in horrific terrorist attacks every other day, we have people obsessing over the Kim K vs. Taylor Swift feud on Snapchat. We literally have people dying while trying to catch virtual Pokémon superimposed on the real world. While civilians and children die from drone strikes in Syria.
The outrage perpetrated In Bangladesh against headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was beaten by a mob and forced to do squats while holding his ears for allegedly insulting Islam, is unfortunate to say the least. The entire country's show of solidarity with this man is proof that Bangladesh is not a fundamentalist country. However, one "tiny" detail seemed to have gotten lost in the din.