The Authenticity of Trump, Emotional Democracy, and the Red Pill
Víctor Navarro-Remesal and Ignacio Bergillos / Centre d’Ensenyament Superior Alberta Giménez

Víctor Navarro-Remesal and Ignacio Bergillos discuss the relation between post-fact politics and “redpillers,” a loosely organized online community of users espousing an awakening to a conspiracy of injustices brought on by “social justice warriors”, radical feminism, and political correctness.

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Informational Infidelity: What Happens When the “Real” News is Considered “Fake” News, Too?
Melissa Zimdars / Merrimack College

Melissa Zimdars examines the public’s distrust of mainstream news reporting, and argues their coverage in fact contributes to this distrust through “information infidelity” – the process of inaccurately or imprecisely copying, reproducing, and/or relaying information that may already be based on questionable or unreliable sources.

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Of Bhakts, Deplorables and More: Posthuman Communities Performing Political Partisanship in the Age of Social Media
Sushant Kishore / BITS Pilani

Sushant Kishore explores digital media, the performance of communitas and political partisanship, and posthuman social media communities through a comparative discussion of India’s 2014 General Election and the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election.

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