social media

IB 2020/31 The Role of Social Media in New Caledonia’s Referendums on Self-determination

The French Pacific collectivity of New Caledonia has held two referendums on its political status under the 1998 Noumea Accord, on 4 November 2018 and 4 October 2020.

#jihad: Understanding Social Media as a Weapon

Levi J. West, ‘#jihad: Understanding Social Media as a Weapon’, Security Challenges, 12(2) 2016: 9-26.

Here’s what is promising, and troubling, about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s plan to ‘cure all diseases.’

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, made a big splash in the global health world when they announced a $3 billion commitment to “cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime.”

To Regulate or Not: Fiji’s Social Media

This In Brief seeks to document the proposed plans for curtailing the ‘excesses’ of social media and challenges some of the ongoing claims related to social media. Additionally, it discusses some

Fiji Flag Change: Social Media Responds

This In Brief seeks to discuss and assess the public social media responses from the two main social media sites that were publicised by the Fijian government, for public

The Long Election: When Do We Stop Observing?

This In Brief reflects on an incident of political intimidation that occurred after the November 2014 Solomon Islands national election. From this incident it is clear that the local effects of

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