LINKS WE LIKE #41 Populism vs. Progress: The Fight for the Future of Brazil “You’ll never change anything in this country through voting. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.” – Jair Bolsonaro On October 2nd, 2022, Brazilians headed to the polls to vote for a host of candidates running for multiple roles at both the national and regional levels. The most closely watched … Read More
The High Cost of “Free” Data: Zero-Rating and its Impacts on Disinformation in Brazil
This discussion piece explores the ways in which “zero-rating” programs facilitate the spread of misinformation and also help to maintain unequal power dynamics between the Global South and the Global North.
LWL #24 Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
LINKS WE LIKE #24 Fighting Misinformation with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence We are currently living in the age of information and data. Whether it be through news outlets or social media, everyday we are bombarded with hundreds of images and headlines that come in the shape of articles, personal stories, memes or videos. In this busy landscape, “fake news” … Read More