Menu Close

Articles on Polarisation

Displaying all articles

Erik Anderson/AAP

#IStandWithDan, #DictatorDan, #DanLiedPeopleDied: 397,000 tweets reveal the culprits behind a dangerously polarised debate

It only took a relatively small number of Twitter accounts to get hashtags #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied trending. And “bots” weren’t really a part of the story.
A biker rides his Harley-Davidson during a parade in Germany. Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Why it doesn’t matter if a Harley is ‘made in America’

The motorcycle maker angered Trump after it said it plans to move some production overseas to avoid EU tariffs – just a few months after the president praised the company for being a ‘true American icon.’
Message from the Unseen World, an installation of a Turing-inspired algorithm reciting a poem. by Nick Drake. Roger Marks/Flickr

Digital public: looking at what algorithms actually do

Today’s communications platforms and the algorithms that power them have led to a radical change in how public discourse is conducted and public opinion formed.
Venezuelan demonstrators clash with the National Guard in October 2016 during a protest demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro. Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters

Political dialogue is a lost art in Venezuela and the Vatican’s intervention won’t help

In a time of hunger and violence, Venezuela’s proposed peace talks are narrowly focused on power distribution. But where’s the seat for the countries citizens?
The man to watch: new Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Midterms 2014: a little big day

No denying it, Tuesday was a big day for Republicans. They took control of the Senate, expanded their majority in the House, and added to the number of governorships they hold. The Senate outcome is rightly…

First nano-scale optical circuit built

The first electronic circuit to replace electric current with lightwaves has been built by researchers at the University…

Top contributors

More