Journalists’ struggle in fighting trolls and bots

On September 24, 2019 Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro published her first book called ‘Putin’s Troll Army’. The actions leading to writing this book go back to 2014 when Aro started investigating the existence of pro-Russian troll factories, meaning fake- or automated profiles pushing propaganda to the top of people’s …

Can Virtual Reality become an empathy-driving tool in development?

In 2018, The Open University partnered with a virtual reality developer company, academics, as well as a think tank to create ‘Virtual Inclusion: Tackling Hate and Extremism Using Virtual Technology’. The goal of the project was to combat extremism among vulnerable young people and to ‘allow young person to experience …