Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet. Discover More…

Pakistan Net Control

DW, Pakistan's new internet laws tighten control over social media Discover More…

Indonesian Cake Tweet

Joe Cochrane, SCMP, The ghost of Indonesia’s Christmas past, religious intolerance, is raised with a tweet about cake
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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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