The Age of Fake News: How fake news marred the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election


            The 2020 U.S. presidential election was touted as one of the most consequential U.S. elections in recent history due to the high stakes on winning from both sides. The nation has never been divided more than ever, with Republican […]

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The Ethics and Consumer Protection Aspects of Advertising in Social Media Era


            In 2021, especially after a year into the global pandemic, social media has become an essential part of people’s lives. Recent data has shown the significant growth of social media in the past 12 months. In January 2021, the […]

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Care and Repair for All That Is Broken

This article contends that a ‘right to repair’ accentuates much more than the choice and freedom to repair devices. Instead, a repair can mean much more in the scheme of our relationships with our devices, nature, and each other (humans). […]

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More Often Than You Think: Deep-trenched Sexism in the Digital Public Space

            Women’s use of public space has often been characterized by the possibility of gender-based violence, which has compromised their comfort and safety in the public. The development of the internet has created new public spaces in the form of […]

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From Helping Hands to AIs: The Future of Mutual Aid in Indonesia’s Digital Age


The people saw it coming, the inevitable crisis that was about to bring Indonesia to absolute turmoil in its second year of the pandemic. With the surging toll of COVID-19 cases up almost reaching 40,000, the Indonesian government then decided […]

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Crackdown on Social Media Activism in Southeast Asia’s Democracies


In the 21st century, social media have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. It allowed us to reach out to people, regardless of their time and place. It also allowed our opinions and views to reach a bigger […]

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Doomscrolling: The Toll of Maintaining Connectivity and Mental Health during the Pandemic


You’re in your bed. It’s 1 AM. But you’re not asleep. Chances are, you’re still endlessly scrolling through your preferred social media app, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Tiktok. But why? Aren’t you tired from all the Zoom meetings and […]

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It’s Time to Occupy the Digits: Activating Activism Through Cryptocurrency


Few months ago, the digital realm was shocked by the alarming yet intriguing news on the stock market. The famous GameStop stock had its value rising off the roof, which took the Wall Street stockbrokers by surprise. It all started […]

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Academic Publishing: Making Knowledge (Un)Commons


This article explores the dynamics of academic publishing, specifically academic journal publishing. The argument mainly stems from the positionality of knowledge as commons. The structure is as follows. First, illustrating the condition of academic publishing as it exists. Second, describing […]

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The Illusion of Digital Freedom: The Case of Pegasus Spyware


Over the years, discourses surrounding freedom in the digital realm have intensified. From data protection to cyber espionage, such discourses are quite diverse. However, one thing that stands out amidst these discourses is how the government or government-related actors monitor […]

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