Current Issue – June 2018
Special Section: Social Media in the Middle East
Social media is powerful. Communication is a formidable tool for empowerment. Citizens can use social media to communicate to influence large audiences, to build group identity and unity, and to expose abuses. Social media can give voice to the voiceless. People can become empowered.
In an interconnected world, the autocratic will continue to face challenges with the digital. Savvy users persist to find methods to bypass communication suppression, much like the 46% of survey respondents in Arab regions reporting multiple accounts on a single social networking system platform.
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Operationalizing SSIT's 5 Pillars - Pillar 4: Societal Impact of Technology
Paul M. Cunningham
Publish or Impoverish
Digital Research Confidential
Michael L. Black
Jenna P. Carpenter
Girls Coming to Tech
Renée M. Blackburn
That Dragon, Cancer - Video Game as Art Form
Mundane Is the New Radical -- The Resurgence of Energy Megaprojects and Implications for the Global South
Rebekah Shirley and Daniel Kammen
The Ultimate Black Box --The Thorny Issue of Programming Moral Standards in Machines
Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections
Digital Empowerment and Socio-Political Stability
D. Ktoridou, E. Epaminonda, and A. Charalambous
Mohsen Yoosefi Nejad, Mehdi Hosseinzadeh. and Maryam Mohammadi
Ben Falchuk, Shoshana Loeb, and Ralph Neff
Vijay Sivaraman, Hassan Habibi Gharakheili, Clinton Fernandes, Narelle Clark, and Tanya Karliychuk
Franco Zambonelli, Flora Salim, Seng W. Loke, Wolfgang De Meuter, and Salil Kanhere
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