Friday, 26 July 2019 10:35
  Right wing populists and extremists alike have been dreaming gathering evidence of the “downfall” of the “West” for years. When combined with a populist spin on everyday topics such as children, food and religion, they can spin accolades into the downfall of western civilization on Twitter for days. The most recent example is the #PorkDebate, which has sent German speaking Social Media users into a frenzy. What is behind this debate, and is there any logic to it? 25th of July 2019By: Simone RafaelTranslation: Fabian SchroersThis article was originally published in german on the Belltower website.    Is the pig part of German culture? Apparently, a lot of people think so – but only when served on a plate.…
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 12:43
Recently there has been more talk about ‘geoblocking’ on social media platforms, and the implications of it. But what exactly is it? And how effective is it in practice? 
Monday, 13 May 2019 10:41
15 April 2019 by: Grant Williams   It is no secret that terrorists have used online platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as a means to recruit and radicalise people online. As soon as it became clear that groups like the Islamic State were actively using these platforms to recruit followers and spread propaganda, social media companies started to employ artificial intelligence (AI) technology to flag, and remove hateful content before it could spread further. As of March of this year, this software was removing more than one million accounts per day from Facebook alone. However, in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, it has become clear that AI tools are not picking up on far…
Monday, 15 April 2019 10:12
The Hungarian national news agency (MTI) carried an alarming news item on 28 March: ’40,000 migrants are about to set off from Turkey and Greece towards Central Europe, to be joined along the way by many more’.  The agency reported that they were gathering then and were setting off on 5 April.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:02
On 15 March 2019, right-wing extremist terrorists killed 50 people and seriously injured another 48 in New Zealand. 
Monday, 25 March 2019 09:12
We recently spoke to Richard Wilson, the Director and co-founder of Stop Funding Hate, to find out more about their work.
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