Kill All Normies

Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right

Author: Angela Nagle

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785355449

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the "alt right" ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signalling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn.

Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning – IDEAL 2018

19th International Conference, Madrid, Spain, November 21–23, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Hujun Yin,David Camacho,Paulo Novais,Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030034968

Category: Computers

Page: 349

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This two-volume set LNCS 11314 and 11315 constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, IDEAL 2018, held in Madrid, Spain, in November 2018. The 125 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 204 submissions. These papers provided a timely sample of the latest advances in data engineering and automated learning, from methodologies, frameworks and techniques to applications. In addition to various topics such as evolutionary algorithms, deep learning neural networks, probabilistic modelling, particle swarm intelligence, big data analytics, and applications in image recognition, regression, classification, clustering, medical and biological modelling and prediction, text processing and social media analysis.

Trump’s Media War

Author: Catherine Happer,Andrew Hoskins,William Merrin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319940694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The election of Donald Trump as US President in 2016 seemed to catch the world napping. Like the vote for Brexit in the UK, there seemed to be a new de-synchronicity – a huge reality gap – between the unfolding of history and the mainstream news media’s interpretations of and reporting of contemporary events. Through a series of short, sharp interventions from academics and journalists, this book interrogates the emergent media war around Donald Trump. A series of interconnected themes are used to set an agenda for exploration of Trump as the lynch-pin in the fall of the liberal mainstream and the rise of the right media mainstream in the USA. By exploring topics such as Trump’s television celebrity, his presidential candidacy and data-driven election campaign, his use of social media, his press conferences and combative relationship with the mainstream media, and the question of ‘fake news’ and his administration’s defence of ‘alternative facts’, the contributors rally together to map the parallels of the seemingly momentous and continuing shifts in the wider relationship between media and politics.

Woke Gaming

Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice

Author: Kishonna L. Gray,David J. Leonard

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295744197

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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From #Gamergate to the 2016 election, to the daily experiences of marginalized perspectives, gaming is entangled with mainstream cultures of systematic exploitation and oppression. Whether visible in the persistent color line that shapes the production, dissemination, and legitimization of dominant stereotypes within the industry itself, or in the dehumanizing representations often found within game spaces, many video games perpetuate injustice and mirror the inequities and violence that permeate society as a whole. Drawing from groundbreaking research on counter and oppositional gaming and from popular games such as World of Warcraft and Tomb Raider, Woke Gaming examines resistance to problematic spaces of violence, discrimination, and microaggressions in gaming culture. The contributors of these essays seek to identify strategies to detox gaming culture and orient players and gamers toward progressive ends. From Anna Anthropy�s Keep Me Occupied to Momo Pixel�s Hair, Nah, video games can reveal the power and potential for marginalized communities to resist, and otherwise challenge dehumanizing representations inside and outside of game spaces. In a moment of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and efforts to transform current political realities, Woke Gaming illustrates the power and potential of video games to foster change and become a catalyst for social justice.

Russian Nazi Troll Bots!

The Busy Person’s Guide to How Trump’s Trolls Won the Internet, What’s Ahead, and What You Can Do

Author: Eric W. Saeger

Publisher: Metro Clarion Media

ISBN: 173258351X

Category: Humor

Page: 303

View: 1599

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It's beyond dispute that trolls and automated "bots" helped Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. Some of the troll operations involved were based in Russia, but domestic interests also participated in the invasion. In fact, trolls of all types, from all corners of the internet, came together in a perfect storm of propaganda, disinformation, and political dissent. The confusion wrought by the multi-pronged troll invasion still affects our online spaces today, leaving many questions unanswered. Who are the trolls? What do they want? How do they operate? Why couldn't our intelligence agencies put a stop to Russian and right-wing trolling? Can trolling be stopped? And what's with all the freakin' Nazis? One thing is certain: the troll invasions wouldn't have succeeded if America hadn't been divided on many pressing issues. Deep cultural woes, such as racism, our "New Generation Gap," and the slow destruction of the middle class, were part of the toxic environment that allowed trolls to flourish. This book – the first from software expert, award-winning internet troll and long-time underground-culture fixture Eric Saeger – examines all these issues with an impartial eye. The limitations and realities of current technology are explained in clear, simple language, revealing the tactics of everyday trolls and describing how future technology promises to make the internet a safe, livable place for everyone. Most important of all, along the way, you'll see the humor in our dire but salvageable situation. Once we understand the invaders, we'll no longer fear RUSSIAN NAZI TROLL BOTS!