Namal Rajapaksa, bots and trolls: New contours of digital propaganda and online discourse in Sri Lanka

In the last quarter of 2017, pushback over Twitter to content Groundviews pushed out over the same platform came from sources not encountered or interacted with before. This piqued the interest of the site’s founding editor, Sanjana Hattotuwa, for one key reason. All the accounts publishing content against Groundviews were overwhelmingly promoting and partial to … Continue reading Namal Rajapaksa, bots and trolls: New contours of digital propaganda and online discourse in Sri Lanka

Addressing hatred on the web

Image courtesy The Economist An article in the Economist explores an issue central to my work - the rise of hate speech on the web and the means through which it's production, dissemination and influence can be constrained. In The brave new world of e-hatred, the Economist notes that, What is much more disturbing is the … Continue reading Addressing hatred on the web