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Volume 27, Number 1 - 3 January 2022
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This month: January 2022
Unfolding #Anonymous on Twitter: The networks behind the mask
This paper presents a comprehensive empirical investigation of the range of actors, issues and sub-groups related to the hashtag Anonymous on Twitter between 2012 and 2015. Complementing existing studies that have provided in-depth accounts of Anonymous from a specific point of view, this research provides an overview of the network related to the discursive construction of Anonymous on Twitter from a synoptic standpoint. In particular, the analysis covers three dimensions: the structure and dynamics of the #Anonymous interaction network; the range of issues that Anonymous has been associated with; and the relation between Anonymous and its offshoots. This research provides a descriptive characterization of the topological and semantic complexity of Anonymous.
Also this month
Pilot study suggests online media literacy programming reduces belief in false news in Indonesia
Amidst the threat of digital misinformation, this article describes a pilot study regarding the efficacy of an online social media literacy campaign aimed at empowering individuals in Indonesia with skills to help them identify misinformation. The research found that users who engaged with our online training materials and educational videos were more likely to identify misinformation than those in our control group.