Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández is a Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Communication at QUT, and member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC).
She holds an MA from the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Her research focuses on the politics of social media platforms, with particular interest in online discriminatory practices and hate speech, misinformation, content moderation, and digital culture.
This has included studies of right-wing and discriminatory practices across platforms, the role of visual content in relation to hate speech and platform governance, and the influence of algorithms in shaping everyday life. She is currently working on research projects examining end-to-end encrypted and ephemeral communication.
Ariadna’s research has been published in Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Convergence and other international, peer-reviewed journals.