Exploiting digital (il)literacy: Extreme-right manipulations of the logics of search engines, search practices, and data voids

Ov Cristian Norocel, Dirk Lewandowski

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog postPopular science

Abstract

In this Medium contribution, we take a closer look at the potential of exploiting the ordinary user’s digital (il)literacy in their search practices. We explore how the logic of search engines, and missing or low-quality data are vulnerable to extreme-right manipulations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep 16

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
  • Information Systems, Social aspects
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Keywords

  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • digital literacy
  • search engines
  • data void
  • extreme right

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