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Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández

Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández

Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández is a Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Communication at QUT, and member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). She holds an MA from the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday communication, with particular attention to the dynamics of race and racism on different digital platforms. This has included studies of right-wing and discriminatory practices across platforms, the role of visual content in relation to hate speech and platform governance, and the influence of algorithms in shaping everyday life. Ariadna’s research has been published in Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Convergence and other international, peer-reviewed journals.

TikTok suicide video: it's time platforms collaborated to limit disturbing content

Sep 09, 2020 13:40 pm UTC| Entertainment

A disturbing video purporting to show a man committing suicide is reportedly doing the rounds on the popular short video app TikTok, reigniting debate about what social media platforms are doing to limit circulation of...

Don't just blame YouTube’s algorithms for ‘radicalisation’. Humans also play a part

Oct 31, 2019 06:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

This is the second article in a series looking at the attention economy and how online content gets in front of your eyeballs. Read part 1 here. People watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube every day....

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Economy

S. Korea's rechargeable battery exports up 2.9% to 7.2 trillion won in 2020

South Korea shipped 7.2 trillion won worth of rechargeable batteries overseas last year, up 2.9 percent from the year before. Lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) surged 10.6 percent on-year to 1.3...

JPMorgan leans on trading, investment banking to boost profits

JPMorgan Chase Cos net income rose to $12.1 billion, or $3.79 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from the previous years $8.5 billion, or $2.57 per share. The performance also surpassed its expected earnings of...

Xi Jinping urges Starbucks and its chairman emeritus Howard Schultz to help improve US-China ties

Xi Jinping, the president of the Republic of China, reportedly called on Starbucks to help patch things up and restore its ties with the U.S. To be more exact, the Chinese president was said to have asked the former CEO of...

French govt opposes foreign group's takeover of Carrefour

France is opposing any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company to preserve its food security and sovereignty, said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. According to Maire, the acquisition by a foreign...

Politics

Joe Biden to announce legislation to grant citizenship to immigrants on his first day as president

President-elect Joe Biden is set to hit the ground running after he is sworn into the presidency on January 20. It appears that Biden will waste no time in introducing legislation towards the immigration aspect, legalizing...

Joe Biden news: Incoming POTUS says scientific advisers would follow facts and science

Incoming president Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in a few days from now but he has continued to unveil more appointees and nominees to his administration. The president-elects announcement of his lineup of scientific...

Donald Trump humiliation: Historians say outgoing POTUS' last year in office will define his legacy

To this day, Donald Trump has refused to be held accountable for the horrific Capitol riots that occurred two weeks ago. As he faces possible conviction from the Senate, historians now weigh in what would define Trumps...

Ivanka Trump reportedly in "panic" over post-White House career

With the Trump administration leaving in a few days to make way for the Biden administration, many are wondering what would prominent Trump officials including Ivanka Trump herself, would pursue later. A new report reveals...

Science

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Four ways microbial fuel cells could revolutionise electricity production in the future

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates significant challenges when it comes to providing enough sustainable...

Technology

iPhone Fold: Apple fans should not expect its launch anytime soon

While more reports point to Apples ongoing development of a so-called iPhone Fold, tech fans should not expect an official announcement with a release window anytime soon. On the bright side, Apple is reportedly continuing...

‘Bayonetta 3’ updates might be released in 2021, developer hopes

It has been a while since the development of Bayonetta 3 was first announced, and PlatinumGames Hideki Kamiya joins fans in hoping more updates could be announced this year. Meanwhile, the video game designer and director...

'Hitman 3' gameplay leaks reveal Agent 47 is tragically losing a friend

Several reports claim early copies of Hitman 3 are now out in the wild, leading to cutscenes and mission details leaking online, including an imminent great loss for Agent 47. Meanwhile, developers confirmed that Nintendo...

DuckDuckGo grew by 62% and surpassed 102 million daily searches in early 2021

DuckDuckGo is adding to the list of privacy-focused tech services to see recent substantial growth. The search engine has recorded its highest-ever daily search count after it surpassed the 100 million mark for the first...
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