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Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives Special Collection

Elizabeth Poole, Eva Giraud
2019 Open Library of Humanities  
Original users of the hashtag adopted a conflictual approach (generating huge amounts of flak in response to the counter-narratives) and used tactics such as the extensive circulation of ' evidential'  ...  heavily shaped by the presence of self-defined right-wing, (often) Trump-supporting Twitter users in the US.  ... 
doi:10.16995/olh.438 fatcat:qu4uwb2yw5goldp5pakbtozecm

Media and Responsibility for Their Effects: Instrumental vs. Environmental Views

Andrey Miroshnichenko
2021 Laws  
To explain these media effects, two approaches are singled out. (1) The instrumental approach assumes that a medium works as a tool used by a user for a purpose. (2) The environmental approach focuses  ...  The more advanced and sophisticated environmental approach allows for an adequate understanding of media evolution and its effects but does not comply with the traditional legal notions of guilt and responsibility  ...  The recent ban of Trump and his extremist supporters by Facebook and Twitter proves that a concrete media platform can be politically responsive.  ... 
doi:10.3390/laws10020048 fatcat:6fkjcd4tl5htdgcvf4qokhoqhi

Editorial responsibilities arising from personalization algorithms

Ansgar Koene, Elvira Perez, Helena Webb, Menisha Patel, Sofia Ceppi, Marina Jirotka, Derek McAuley
2017 ORBIT Journal  
We highlight the value of a Responsible Research and innovation (RRI) approach to the design, implementation and use of personalization algorithms.  ...  Based on this and in combination with reasoned analysis and the use of case studies, we suggest that social media platforms should take editorial responsibility and adopt a code of ethics to promote corporate  ...  A responsible approach to the design, development and appropriation of technologies through the lens of RRI, entails a It is important that a responsible approach informed by an RRI perspective  ... 
doi:10.29297/orbit.v1i1.26 fatcat:ocep5lcwxbfk5bp34c6fox6rf4

Marvel, Star Wars and the Risk of Being a Hero: Social Responsibilities for Transmedia Storytellers in the Age of Collective Journey

Luke Webster
2020 Cultural Science  
Introduction Our story begins a short time ago… on a social media platform not too far away… in the year 2018 and on Twitter to be exact.  ...  Gunn and Wendig's use of Twitter, and the retaliation and harassment they received in response, speaks to this fact.  ... 
doi:10.5334/csci.138 fatcat:kdw4rbxvsba4xjsx56bb6z4pbu

Platform (un)accountability. Reviewing Platform Responses to the Global Disinfodemic One Year Onward [chapter]

Trisha Meyer, Alexandre Alaphilippe
2021 Perspectives on Platform Regulation  
Their ability to react quickly is both encouraging and worrying, if not accompanied by a known hierarchy of principles and stringent transparency and review measures.  ...  This chapter compares Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter's responses to COVID-19 and US elections-related disinformation in 2020, furthering our understanding of often opaque moderation practices.  ...  In February and May, they also issued guidance on their staged approach to manipulated and synthetic media and potentially misleading content.  ... 
doi:10.5771/9783748929789-507 fatcat:gqulia32zvg73pntd477ae27l4

Steering Output Style and Topic in Neural Response Generation [article]

Di Wang, Nebojsa Jojic, Chris Brockett, Eric Nyberg
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This capability is desirable in a variety of applications, including conversational systems, where successful agents need to produce language in a specific style and generate responses steered by a human  ...  We also describe training and sampling algorithms that bias the generation process with a specific language style restriction, or a topic restriction.  ...  Fellowship, to which we gratefully acknowledge. 7 The code and testing data are available at https://github.com/digo/ steering-response-style-and-topic  ... 
arXiv:1709.03010v1 fatcat:eut4hl4bsbdsfnbufhfv75ewua

Steering Output Style and Topic in Neural Response Generation

Di Wang, Nebojsa Jojic, Chris Brockett, Eric Nyberg
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing  
This capability is desirable in a variety of applications, including conversational systems, where successful agents need to produce language in a specific style and generate responses steered by a human  ...  We decompose the neural generation process into empirically easier sub-problems: a faithfulness model and a decoding method based on selectivesampling.  ...  Fellowship, to which we gratefully acknowledge. 7 The code and testing data are available at https://github.com/digo/ steering-response-style-and-topic  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/d17-1228 dblp:conf/emnlp/WangJBN17 fatcat:2cw2skmlivfhde5euj55awcroe

Investigating the Emotional Response to COVID-19 News on Twitter: A Topic Modelling and Emotion Classification Approach

Francisco Braulio Oliveira, Amanul Haque, Davoud Mougouei, Jaime Simao Sichman, Munindar P. Singh, Simon Evans
2022 IEEE Access  
We also observed a higher level of anger in the user responses to the (COVID-19) news posted by the USA media accounts (e.g., CNN Politics, Fox News, MSNBC).  ...  To understand people's emotional response to the COVID-19 news, we have investigated the prevalence of basic human emotions in around 19 million user responses to 1.7 million COVID-19 news posts on Twitter  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is supported by University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) as well as the Australian Academy of Science and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3150329 fatcat:htulw6fecfc2nhpk5merp54ah4

In Defense of Science, the Press and Expertise for the Public Good [chapter]

Faith Agostinone-Wilson
2020 Enough Already! A Socialist Feminist Response to the Re-emergence of Right Wing Populism and Fascism in Media  
The social media model for news has worked in tandem with the PR approach, especially since 67% of Americans now receive at least some of their news from platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (Shearer  ...  Immediately, NPR was attacked on Twitter by angry Trump supporters, accusing the media organization of fomenting rebellion and spreading propaganda (Rosario, 2017) .  ... 
doi:10.1163/9789004424531_008 fatcat:jsvc4gzmcngbvbazno2z4r62l4

Teaching Trump: A frame analysis of educators' responses to 'the Trump effect' in American schools

Reid Jewett Smith
2020 Education Policy Analysis Archives  
This paper offers a frame analysis of educators' responses to the anti-democratic statements and actions of candidate-turned-president Donald J. Trump.  ...  They framed the solution with new curricula, fact checking, and critical media literacy.  ...  : new historically-situated curricula that resonate in the current moment, fact checking as a politically responsive classroom activity, and critical media literacy for responsible knowledge consumption  ... 
doi:10.14507/epaa.28.5331 fatcat:6rtzp37j6rfpdm7k7soc6i3aqi

Teaching the EU in Brexit Britain: Responsive Teaching at a Time of Uncertainty and Change

Jane O'Mahony
2020 Journal of Contemporary European Research  
social media, as well as navigating new social dynamics that have emerged in the classroom at a time when the politics of identity is increasingly salient.  ...  Drawing on an action research approach, this article explores how the referendum result affected what and how this educator teaches the EU at a time of uncertainty and change for the UK.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to the editors of this special issue, anonymous reviewer, Karen Heard-Lauréote, Christopher Huggins and Richard Whitman for comments on various iterations of this article.  ... 
doi:10.30950/jcer.v16i1.1082 fatcat:mdcvgqorwjagdn4ht72n4n2w2i

Emotions During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Health Versus Economy Analysis of Public Responses

Naga Vemprala, Paras Bhatt, Rohit Valecha, H. R. Rao
2021 American Behavioral Scientist  
In studying the emotional response (anger, fear, and sadness) on Twitter about the COVID-19 crisis, we thus see a tale of two crises unfold—choosing health or economy.  ...  Twitter witnessed an outpouring of emotions ranging from fear, anger, and sadness associated with the spread of a novel virus that has no known cure, to voices of support and trust for nations' official  ...  Twitter is the preferred media of choice for instant news, views, and information.  ... 
doi:10.1177/00027642211050901 fatcat:5egd6p24ljdp3lhhzx457slupq

Bernie Breakdown [chapter]

Faith Agostinone-Wilson
2020 Enough Already! A Socialist Feminist Response to the Re-emergence of Right Wing Populism and Fascism in Media  
Stridency without Substance Social media is now an integral part of leftist organizing and the interactive platforms that Facebook and Twitter provide have magnified the intensity of discourse and distribution  ...  Any of the prior lines of thinking such as free market economics, family values, personal responsibility, law and order, and patriotism have been torn to shreds by the conduct of Trump and his associates  ... 
doi:10.1163/9789004424531_005 fatcat:wyo2qlb335dwjl3kxtaxfbk7xm

Populism in Europe: An Illiberal Democratic Response to Undemocratic Liberalism (The Government and Opposition/Leonard Schapiro Lecture 2019)

Cas Mudde
2021 Government and Opposition  
In this lecture, I lay out my approach to populism, which falls within the now dominant 'ideational approach' of populism, discuss the complex relationship between populism and politics, and identify some  ...  an illiberal democratic response to undemocratic liberalism; and (3) populism can only be overcome by more rather than less liberal democracy.  ...  I would like to thank the editors of Government and Opposition, Laura Cram and Erik Jones, for the original invitation to give the 2019 Government and Opposition/Leonard Schapiro Lecture, which was a true  ... 
doi:10.1017/gov.2021.15 fatcat:4ym3w4n2knbsjihn74aqqpbmze

Governing online platforms: From contested to cooperative responsibility

Natali Helberger, Jo Pierson, Thomas Poell
2017 The Information Society  
Online platforms, from Facebook to Twitter, and from Coursera to Uber, have become deeply involved in a wide range of public activities, including journalism, civic engagement, education, and transport  ...  Based on insights from theories about risk sharing and the problem of many hands, this article develops a conceptual framework for the governance of the public role of platforms, and elaborates on the  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable and constructive feedback, which has helped us to further improve the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01972243.2017.1391913 fatcat:xfaoo3kcvnedtkgchjk5vnc4rm
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