Marc Tuters

Marc Tuters As the director of the Open Intelligence Lab, a researcher affiliated with the Digital Methods Initiative and a senior lecturer in the University of Amsterdam’s Media Studies program (currently ranked #1 in the world), Marc’s work focuses on how web subcultures constitute themselves as political movements.

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From the rise of an internet-fuelled alt-right to the therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces on the left, the new online culture wars are rapidly advancing into what remains of the mainstream media. In this viciously partisan new environment thick with wild conspiracies, anonymous accusations, and the weaponised investigation of one’s political opponents, how should journalism, with its traditional concern for the truth, respond?

Angela Nagle, Stephanie McCrummen, Anastasia Denisova, Marc D Tuters. Chair: James Harkin