Facebook’s Walled Garden: Controlling, Surveilling and Censoring All

A few months ago it was brought to my attention that Facebook actively engages in controlling information flows, surveilling users and censoring their content. I wrote a blog post regarding the censorship processes Facebook moderators follow and found the results of my research quite intriguing. As a result of Facebook’s conscious decisions to control, surveil … Continue reading Facebook’s Walled Garden: Controlling, Surveilling and Censoring All

Knowing Or Not Knowing? – Your Place in the Media Space

I created my original Twitter account when I was 16. I say 'original' because after approximately 7000 tweets and a load of cringeworthy love professions, I decided to delete the former account in favour of a new one — I have no doubt however that those awkwardly shared moments still circulate online somewhere. New to Twitter … Continue reading Knowing Or Not Knowing? – Your Place in the Media Space

The Great Firewall of China: Say Ta-Ta Twitter and Hello to Weibo!

To say that the Internet has absolutely no influence in my life would be a blatant lie. Furthermore, if I said that I didn’t spend hours upon hours of my time on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, I would once again be lying. The Internet has changed my life significantly but it’s not … Continue reading The Great Firewall of China: Say Ta-Ta Twitter and Hello to Weibo!