Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Reality check

Oscar Schwartz, Guardian, Could ‘fake text’ be the next global political threat?
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YouTube v Extremists

NYT, YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views Discover More…

Far-right 'Fake News'

FT, Homegrown ‘junk news’ on migrants and Islam surges, studies find
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Indonesia Elections 2019

I've been looking at the Indonesian elections, specifically coverage associated with social media issues:

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Ilhan Omar

The current Ilhan Omar coverage provides a significant case study on how information can be taken out of context, applied irresponsibly, and used/abused by various parties, from 'imams' to the American president. This article provides a very good summary of the events. There is much more on my twitter feed. And of course Ilhan Omar's own social media.

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