Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Faculty/School

Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice

School of Communication

Topic status

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Supervisors

Professor Axel Bruns
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice

Overview

Digital and social media platforms provide new opportunities for public self-expression and organisation, but they also enable abuse, hate speech, polarisation, and the dissemination of 'fake news'. The Digital Publics research program within the Digital Media Research Centre uses advanced data science and forensic qualitative methods to:

  • investigate the evolution of such phenomena in Australia and the world
  • examine the role that digital platforms, including their technical affordances and institutional operators, play in channelling user practices
  • work with state, civic, and industry partners to promote safe and constructive engagement in digital spaces.

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Contact

Contact dmrc@qut.edu.au for more information.