Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Westminster
Doug Specht is a Senior Lecturer at the Communication and Media Research Institute, within the University of Westminster. His research examines how knowledge is constructed and codified through digital and cartographic artifacts, centering on development issues.
Why tech companies must address emissions caused by streaming and scrolling
Aug 29, 2022 06:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology
Technology companies have been having a difficult year. The increased cost of living is turning people away from streaming, cryptocurrencies are faltering, Amazon has raised its prime membership costs, as has Twitter for...
#DefundBBC: the anatomy of a social media campaign
Jun 11, 2020 11:14 am UTC| Politics
As Black Lives Matter protests swept through parts of Britain after the killing of George Floyd in the US, a self-described Conservative student, James Yucel, became so disillusioned with what he interpreted as left-wing...
Tech companies collect our data every day, but even the biggest datasets can't solve social issues
Jun 07, 2019 15:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology
At almost every point in our day, we interact with digital technologies which collect our data. From the moment our smart phones wake us up, to our watch tracking our morning run, every time we use public transport, every...
Nicaragua crisis: how democracy dies in the era of fake news
Aug 28, 2018 16:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics
For decades, Central America was mostly sidelined as far as global news was concerned. That all looked set to change with the advent of digital media, which initially promised to put previously marginalised voices on the...
Tata Power Renewable Energy to Build India's Massive 966-MW Hybrid Green Energy Project for Tata Steel's Net-Zero Ambition
Starbucks Debuts 'Picco' 6oz Beverage and Indian-Inspired Menu to Woo Smaller Towns in India
PepsiCo Unveils Pepsi Zero Mint, Yakisoba's Perfect Companion in Japan
PepsiCo Launches Eco-Friendly, High-Tech Facility in Poland; Aims for Zero Net Emissions by 2035
Amazon Pay Expands With Buy Now, Pay Later Feature via Affirm Partnership in US
Russia-Ukraine War: NATO to Narrow Divisions Over Ukraine's Membership Bid in Oslo Meeting
EU Parliament to Question Hungary's Ability to Hold EU Presidency Over Record on Rule of Law
Iran: IAEA Resolves Nuclear Issues Related to Sites With Uranium Particles
UK: Ministers Given More Time to Turn in Messages From Boris Johnson to Public COVID Inquiry
Drilling down on treatment-resistant fungi with molecular machines
Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy
Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research
Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe
KakaoTalk’s ‘Silent Exit’ Option Activated in Chat Rooms by 2 Million Korean Users
Samsung to Power Hyundai's Next-Gen Infotainment Systems With Exynos Auto V920 Chips
TSMC Eyes Japanese Subsidy for Second Chip Plant Amid Growing Demand
SK Signet Targets 30% Global Share with Ultra-Fast EV Chargers, Challenging Tesla's Dominance
Samsung Unveils Windows-Powered Smart Kiosk in South Korea: Revolutionizing Retail and Dining Experiences
The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable ecosystems at risk
South Korean Giant Genesis BBQ Makes Sizzling Debut in Michigan; Among Top 3 Fastest-Growing Korean Franchises in US
Irish Government Commits €600M to Cull 200,000 Cows, Aiming for 25% Reduction in Agricultural Emissions by 2030
Puma's Ambitious Sustainability Progress: 70% Products Made From 'Better Materials' in 2022, Aims for 90% by 2025
European soccer is having another reckoning over racism – is it time to accept the problem goes beyond bad fans?