In my previous blog posts, the emphasis was on the role and impact of social media, viral campaigns, hashtags and mobile applications in the context of digital activism. In my final post of this series, however, I will focus on disability activism and how it is influenced by ICT4D, while elaborating on some of the main points previously addressed and including some of the extracts of several interviews conducted with members of disability activism in Spain.
My final blog post will explore the potential for WhatsApp to both spread misinformation about coronavirus – and to combat it through chat-bots and sign-posting.
Continue reading “WhatsApp and the coronavirus infodemic”
Interestingly, this morning Donald Trump tweeted about fake news.
Even though the concept of fake news has been with us for hundreds of years, possibly thousands, the term and online phenomenon boomed during the run up to the US presidential election in 2016. Trump became king of fake news, memes and the use of twitter to communicate obscene and untrue messages. Continue reading “Media Manipulation, Disinformation, Fake News and the Alt-Right”
More needs to be done to ensure that a diverse group of youth activists are both seen and heard in the fight against climate change. Continue reading “What it means to be removed from a photo”
How international organisations and influencers are using the power of dance on TikTok to ‘move’ people in the battle against coronavirus. Continue reading “TikTok, coronavirus and the power of movement “