Platformed racism: the mediation and circulation of an Australian race-based controversy on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

  title={Platformed racism: the mediation and circulation of an Australian race-based controversy on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube},
  author={Ariadna Matamoros-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={930 - 946}
ABSTRACT This article proposes the concept ‘platformed racism’ as a new form of racism derived from the culture of social media platforms ‒ their design, technical affordances, business models and policies ‒ and the specific cultures of use associated with them. Platformed racism has dual meanings: first, it evokes platforms as amplifiers and manufacturers of racist discourse and second, it describes the modes of platform governance that reproduce (but that can also address) social inequalities… 

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