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Find Out Why is a Digital Fluency Lab for innovation and civic engagement. Here we discuss contemporary issues: the new culture on the Internet, digital literacy, high quality journalism, critical thinking on social media, evidence based content, mis(dis)information online, AI, data, data governance and other topics of relevant interest.

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Find Out Why is a Digital Fluency Lab for innovation and civic engagement. Here we discuss contemporary issues: the new culture on the Internet, digital literacy, high quality journalism, critical thinking on social media, evidence based content, mis(dis)information online, AI, data, data governance and other topics of relevant interest.

    Trust and Safety Partnership: an interview with David Sullivan

    Trust and Safety Partnership: an interview with David Sullivan

    In this interview with Find Out Why the founding Executive Director of Digital Trust and Safety Partnership David Sullivan talks about the mission of the organization to produce digital trust and safety standards, reviewed through internal and independent third-party assessments, that ensure transparency and reduce harms associated with online content and conduct.
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    • 20 min.
    Metamodernism - The Future of Theory: an interview with Prof. Jason Ā. Josephson Storm

    Metamodernism - The Future of Theory: an interview with Prof. Jason Ā. Josephson Storm

    Prof. Jason Ā. Josephson Storm, chair of Science and Technology Studies at Williams College talks to Elena Gkiola about his latest book, Metamodernism, The Future Theory.  A thought-provoking and inspiring revision of the current theoretical systems of analysis in humanities and social sciences.  His ideas enrich our understanding of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 implications in our social world, as he paves a new way forward for theory. Professor's Storm work is refreshing, groundbreaking, and sets the philosophical foundation of Humanities in the Metaverses. 
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    • 24 min.
    Post-Truth Practices Online and the "useful idiots"

    Post-Truth Practices Online and the "useful idiots"

    In this interview, Maryia Ditchkowska, lecturer at the European Humanities University in Lithuania, talks about the post-truth practices in political communication and their digital manifestation during events of great uncertainty, like the pandemic.  
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    • 13 min.
    The socio-politics of digital games: an interview with dr. Leandro Augusto Borges Lima

    The socio-politics of digital games: an interview with dr. Leandro Augusto Borges Lima

    With governments trying to restrict online gaming in their societies, Find Out Why is raising awareness about the political aspects of games in culture, the preservation of freedoms, and the social impact of gamer communities.
    We reach out to dr. Leandro Borges Lima who specializes in digital games, cyberculture, social networks and sociability on the Internet.
    In his interview, he sheds light on the reality that games are integral in modern culture and he explains how they can factor into identity formation.
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    • 15 min.
    Defend Democracy and Digital Rights: an interview with Alice Stollmeyer

    Defend Democracy and Digital Rights: an interview with Alice Stollmeyer

    Alice Stollmeyer, the number one female digital EU influencer in 2019 and 2020 and the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy, talks to Find Out Why about the importance of defending  democracy from the threat that the business model of big tech companies poses to societies and shares her reflections on the issue of online manipulation based on Defend Democracy's successful run of “Kieskijker”, a social media watchdog monitoring manipulation and disinformation around the Dutch elections on 17 March 2021.

    For more about Defend Democracy follow this link: https://defenddemocracy.eu/ 
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    • 10 min.
    Data materialization and digital literacies: an interview with dr. Luci Pangrazio

    Data materialization and digital literacies: an interview with dr. Luci Pangrazio

    Dr. Luci Pangrazio, author of the book ‘Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age’ and Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI) talks to Find Out Why about the data literacies in young people's digital worlds. Dr. Pangrazio argues that creative ways to materialise digital data are necessary in critical analysis. 
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    • 17 min.

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