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Islamophobia and the British Media
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Media portrayal of Muslims: crucial impact on the way British society sees and understands Muslims
Some political parties used the anti Muslim atmosphere in order to achieve their own goals
Lack of inclusion
Underrepresentation of Muslims working in the media
British values and Muslim values aren't incompatible
Extremely incorrect to associate the words "Muslim" and "terrorist"
Muslims: primitive, violent, irrational
Western civilization : civilized, sophisticated
After the 9/11 attacks it gets worse
British see Islam as a threat to Western liberal democracy
Purpose: give a bad image of the opponents
Misinformation and fake news spreads on the internet
Very violent campaign
Discredite the opponents (like Hillary Clinton)
Influence these voters (micro-targeting methods)
Convince the people from "swing states"
Mark Zuckerberg: sorry
Quiz on Facebook, data taken by the firm
Battle of power : Our personal data are used to manipulate us.
Head of the company : Alexander Nix
The company: CA=British political consulting firm
In the balance : Social media
It's also our responsability
Change their business model and the way algorithms operate
Russian intervention in the 2016 US election
The internet has changed the way firms, corporations and political actors understand and target us
Influence of Social Media in Politics
Confusion about those movements: No leadership, it can get very big very fast.
The Black Lives Matter movement
The Occupy Wall Street movement
Traditional media less persuasive than digital media
Humor : biggest tool but dangerous
Hillary Clinton: Name recognition.
Bernie Sanders: His fandom developed so quickly. Fandom=sponsor. Crowdfunding.
Donald Trump: Very informal. Buzz. He generates attention.
SM: central piece of media strategy
Growing of racism in the US
Charlotteville's Rally: Unify the white nationalist movement in the USA
Timothy Caughman: black person has been killed by a white man just because he was black
Trump incited fear of the stranger
Freedom of the press & the woman
Woman: The Harvey Weinstein case. Place of women in society, the difference of salary, feminism
Freedom of the press: In danger with Trump (fake news).
Influent woman, example for gender equality
Katharine Graham has to make a big decision: publish the papers or not
Very few women in the press room of the Post
Watergate: investigation into illegal practices within the presidential administration
The affair: During the Vietnam War. In the US, public opinion about this war=bad. Pentagon papers=confidential top secrets military documents about the Vietnam War. Papers published in the New York Times.
Pentagon Papers or The post: historical movie, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Street, Tom Hanks