Latest DECIDIS research
'Stop fake hate profiles on Facebook': Challenges for crowdsourced activism on social media (J. Farkas & C. Neumayer)
This research examines how activists mobilise against fake hate profiles on Facebook. Based on six months of participant observation, this paper demonstrates how Danish Facebook users organised to combat fictitious Muslim profiles that spurred hatred against ethnic minorities. Crowdsourced action by Facebook users is insufficient as a form of sustainable resistance against fake hate profiles. A viable solution would require social media companies, such as Facebook, to take responsibility in the struggle against fake content used for political manipulation. (Full article)
'We are all foreigners in an analogue world: cyber-material alliances in contesting immigration control in Stockholm’s metro system (V. Galis & J. Summerton)
Public spaces are often contested sites involving the political use of socio-material arrangements to check, control and filter the flow of people. In Sweden, the recently established police project (REVA) in is an attempt to strengthen ‘internal border’ controls. This paper discusses the emergence of practices in which activist groups organized and performed resistance through the use of counter technologies in the transport sector. We explain how a hybrid alliance of human and nonhuman others generated new virtual and urban spaces and provided temporary autonomous zones, to groups of undocumented immigrants. (Full article)
Forklædt propaganda på Facebook (J. Farkas)
Johan Farkas var i radioprogrammet P1 d. 10. oktober 2017, hvor han fortalte om sit speciale omhandlende forklædt propaganda på Facebook. Johan er til at høre under indslaget "Specialisterne" (tid: 15:48).
Community detection on multiplex social media data (L. Rossi & O. Hanteer & M. Magnani)
Community detection is a central area of research in network analysis. The growing level of interest in multiplex networks has been followed by a parallel growth of interest in multiplex applications of community detection methods that could be more precise when actors can interact through multiple relations at the same time. Despite these premises the diffusion of community detection methods for multiplex networks is still at its infancy with few papers addressing the issue.