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26/02/2020 The magazine by Communication Science students of the UvA

Lukas Graf


I created a tweeting monster

09/02/2017

09/02/2017

While our author simply wanted to create a fun and informative Twitter bot, the outcome was a monster airing ambiguous views about feminism all day long.

Reputation Destruction Guide

26/01/2017

26/01/2017

A desperate Austrian’s guide on how to mess up a country’s international reputation. Fed by Hitler, kidnappers, and poor political PR, there’s many things going wrong in Austria.

The bots are back

22/12/2016

22/12/2016

Twitter bots seem to randomly retweet posts and come up with poetic remarks all by themselves. But how does it work? Our author created one himself.

Escaping post-truth

08/12/2016

08/12/2016

The Oxford English Dictionary elected ‘post-truth’ to be word of the year. The term can be summarised by “believing in bullshit instead of the truth”.

Social bots: When software turns bossy

27/11/2016

27/11/2016

Social bots distort political reality by generated content posts on social media. What are ways of using bots without manipulating users?

Feminism sells: The issue with H&M’s advert

10/11/2016

10/11/2016

Clothing brand H&M is once again trying to make their advertisements stand out: This time, by embracing feminism and diversity in a spot showing a new image of what it means to be "ladylike". Despite being highly praised, the ad also faces criticism.

“As long as you talk about discrimination, you feed it”

27/10/2016

27/10/2016

Discussing different perceptions of discrimination, culture, media, and labelling with Majd, a 21-year-old who is home both in Aleppo and Amsterdam.

Do you hate the internet, too?

13/10/2016

13/10/2016

About a book expressing lots of hate towards the internet, capitalism, sexism, racism, and misogyny.

Of heroic men and moderate women

28/09/2016

28/09/2016

The impressions of a first-year Communication Science student regarding the missing discourse of gender in research.

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