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Reuters:  Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots

(This originally appeared as “Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South […]

Islam for Journalists
Book Chapter / Other Public Writing

Islam for Journalists

Just contributed to the Islam for Journalists e-book project with a chapter called “Digital Islam”.  The crisp looking pdf of the whole e-book is mirrored here, and it is also available on the cataloge page of the Reynolds Journalism Institute.  It was a neat project because we were supposed to anticipate the […]

What Makes a Successful Digital Activist?
In The News / interviews / Podcast, Radio, Audio

What Makes a Successful Digital Activist?

Interviewed by Ross Reynolds for KUOW-NPR show The Record about digital activism and the recent project findings. Hear the full interview.

Book:  State Power 2.0
Books / Publications

Book: State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]