Author Archives: Einar Thorsen

Three-D Issue 31: MeCCSA Conference 2018: Creativity and Agency

Phil Hammond London South Bank University We were delighted to welcome delegates to London South Bank University (LSBU) for the MeCCSA 2018 conference (10-12 January 2018). We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the event a success. … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: Data protection as the means to children’s rights online

Sonia Livingstone LSE Children’s rights online are finally getting traction. While the struggle to protect children online is as old as the internet itself, with a trail of only modest wins along the way, it is children as rights-holders, as … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: Iceland’s Orangutan: Tensions in spectacular environmentalisms

Eva Giraud Keele University Reports about the ‘banning’ of Iceland’s 2018 Christmas advertisement resulted in it becoming one of the most viewed Christmas advertisements ever on social media. The advertisement itself – a Greenpeace-produced animated critique of palm oil production, … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: The dynamics of a counter-narrative against right-wing populism

Elizabeth Poole Keele University This article outlines some of the findings from a British Academy small grant that examines the dynamics of a racialised hashtag, #stopIslam, following the Brussels attacks in 2016. The hashtag caught our interest when mainstream media … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: Organised and ‘Ambient’ Racism and Racial Toxicity in Digital Platforms

Eugenia Siapera Dublin City University Political developments in core countries of the Global North, such as the UK and the US, have been accompanied by a significant rise in incidents of violence against people of colour and migrants, clearly documented … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: Facebook, Nick Clegg and the Future of Democracy

Declan Mcdowell Naylor Queen Mary, UoL On the same day on which he was hired as Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs and Communication, Sir Nick Clegg heralded his appointment in a Guardian op-ed as an opportunity “to build bridges between politics … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: The Online Advertising Tax

Christian Fuchs University of Westmister In the age of austerity, there has been increased public criticism of large transnational corporations’ low tax contributions. Google and Facebook dominate the online advertising market in the form of a duopoly and avoid paying … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: What should the Cairncross Review do?

Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths, University of London Chair, Media Reform Coalition The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport established the Cairncross Review in March 2018 to examine the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK. The Review is particularly concerned with the … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: ‘High Quality Journalism’ or Tendentious Trash?

Julian Petley Brunel University In its call for evidence, the Cairncross Review stated its objective as ‘to establish how far and by what means we can secure a sustainable future for high quality journalism, particularly for news’, asked respondents whether … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 31: What should the Cairncross Review propose we do about local news?

Martin Moore King’s College, London November was a sobering month for anyone still clinging to the hope that the UK’s local news titles would successfully steer their way through this age of digital disruption. In November Johnston Press, the owner … Continue reading

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