Through the lens of some recent incidents, including the Gezi Park protests, the corruption scandal, and the 2014 local elections, this talk will examine the thriving internet culture and emergence of online civic initiatives in Turkey vis a vis the strict government control.
Of Search Engines, Unfolding Jurisdiction and the Claims of Privacy: The Drama of Internet Policy and the Right to be Forgotten
Featuring Professor Ellen Goodman (Rutgers University) and Marcel Leonardi (Senior Public Policy Counsel, Google) The European Court of Human Rights, in a case…
As more and more individuals and organizations are turning to social media to express themselves, debate politics, share news and organize protests, their online interactions and content that they create offer researchers in social sciences a unique opportunity to study political events as they unfold and glimpse into how different groups in a society react to these events and organize themselves in the real time.
Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: Political Landscape of Persian Twitter in 2013–with Emad Khazraee
Emad Khazraee will discuss his project on the cartography of Iran’s online publics, which seeks to collect empirical evidence that helps us to achieve a high resolution image of public online environments in Iran. As part of this project, he has conducted research on the Twitter use among Iranian users during Iran’s 2013 presidential election.