What By targeting Twitter hashtags that embody extreme opinions on topics such as global warming, the refugee crisis and LGBT rights, this project seeks to demand a more nuanced view than the black-and-white world of the original tweet.
How Whenever the algorithm comes across hashtags such as #sendthemhome, the bot asks questions such as: ‘Who are they?’ ‘How do you send them home?’ ‘Where is their home?’ Users are then sent to the online project platform that aims to answer these questions by providing information based on reliable sources.
Why With a relentless tide of populist propaganda in public digital discourse, it’s time to cultivate an understanding of the complexities of modern issues.
Quote “We need to keep asking questions instead of accepting easy answers.”
Graduation project, 2018