HBKU Comms asked to film a short piece with me about how it was teaching remotely. I complied, on the condition my cat be featured 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwU1kopxFWE&feature=youtu.be
*This is a piece from 2011, posted here for posterity, and because it was on my old blog***** If it's 2 am, and you're still awake screaming angrily at your Twitter feed, then chances are you've been sucked into the Arab Spring - online edition. Indeed, social media and the Arab Spring are two collocations … Continue reading Busted! Journalist Liliane Khalil Exposed
A table of all my disinfo twitter threads
I have contributed three columns to the Middle East Eye in the past month or so. Two of those concern disinformation on Twitter, the other a discourse analysis of Kushner's conflict plan. How IS uses hacked accounts to flood Twitter with propaganda Jared Kushner: The colonial mindset behind his so-called 'peace plan' Saudi Arabia's bot … Continue reading New Column in the Middle East Eye
A link to my new article on The Monkey Cage blog: Saudi, UAE Twitter takedowns won’t curb rampant disinformation on Arab Twitter
I analysed around 13,000 retweets of Boris Johnson's tweet that read "The referendum result must be respected. We will leave the EU on 31st October. #LeaveOct31". He tweeted this twice, once on 15th Aug and again on 27th. The following is what I found: #StopTheCoup To read this viral Twitter thread please head here!
I am excited to post a podcast conducted by Dr. Simon Mabon at Lancaster University. The podcast is part of Projeact SEPAD, or the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation initiative, a Carnegie Corporation-funded project at @RichardsonInst based at Lancaster University. In it I tlak about growing up in Bahrain, and how it influenced my academic perspective … Continue reading Podcast on sectarianism and growing up in #Bahrain with @ProjectSEPAD