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Cultural violence and fragmentation on social media

Haunschild, Jasmin ; Kaufhold, Marc-André ; Reuter, Christian (2022)
Cultural violence and fragmentation on social media.
In: Cyber Security Politics
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00022166
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Item Type: Book Section
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Cultural violence and fragmentation on social media
Language: English
Date: 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: Routledge
Book Title: Cyber Security Politics
Collation: 16 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022166
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As a prime example of socio-technological transformation, social media services exert an enormous impact on modern culture. They are nowadays widely established for everyday life uses, but also during natural and man-made crises and political conflicts. For instance, Facebook was part of the Arabic Spring, facilitating the communication and interaction between participants of political protests. However, social media is not only used for good: Based on the notions of cultural violence and cultural peace, this chapter shows the potential for political fragmentation through social media, focusing on fake news and terrorism propaganda and their amplified dissemination through social bots. The chapter shows that regarding both the problematic aspects and the countermeasures, technology plays the role of an amplifier, enabling effects such as astroturfing and smoke screening, but also enhancing social bot detection. This chapter examines what these socio-technological transformations through social media imply in terms of legitimacy and trust.

Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-221661
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 004 Computer science
000 Generalities, computers, information > 070 News media, journalism, publishing
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Forschungsfelder > Information and Intelligence > Cybersecurity & Privacy
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 13:24
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2023 12:56
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/22166
PPN: 500145865
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