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‘Like a Virus’ – Disinformation in the Age of COVID-19

QUT DMRC social media researchers Dr Tim Graham and Prof. Axel Bruns participated in Essential Media’s Australia at Home online seminar series on 23 April, presenting....

(Re-) Introducing the Australian Twitter News Index

The Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) is a long-term project in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre that has gathered data on Australian news sharing on Twitter since....

Some Questions about Filter Bubbles, Polarisation, and the APIcalypse

Rafael Grohmann from the Brazilian blog DigiLabour has asked me to answer some questions about my recent work – and especially my new book Are Filter Bubbles Real?,....

Filter Bubbles and Echo Chambers: Debunking the Myths

(Crossposted from the Polity blog.) Filter bubbles and echo chambers have become very widely accepted concepts – so much so that even Barack Obama referenced the....

One Day in the Life of a National Twittersphere

Taking a break from all the politics, Brenda Moon and I have examined everything that goes on in the Australian Twittersphere on a given day. We found....

Presenting Gatewatching and News Curation at Media@Sydney

A month ago I was able to present the themes of my latest book Gatewatching and News Curation at the University of Sydney, as part of its Media@Sydney series of talks –....

Live Trends in the Australian Twittersphere

As a first piece of work that builds on QUT’s new Digital Observatory – a collaboration between the QUT Institute for Future Environments and the QUT Digital Media Research....

A Round-Up of New Publications from the QUT Digital Media Research Centre

A substantial number of new social media research publications from the Digital Media Research Centre have recently shown up on QUT’s ePrints repository. Here’s an overview: Tanya....

Just Published: Gatewatching and News Curation

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere, in Peter Lang’s Digital Formations....

Social Media, Habitual Gatewatching, and the News Industry

A few weeks ago I visited Israel to present a keynote at the inaugural Haifa-LINKS Symposium on Content Producers. The keynote draws on my new book Gatewatching and News Curation:....