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ISSN 2043-7633

Mykola Makhortykh

Mykola Makhortykh defended his PhD in 2017 at the University of Amsterdam. In his dissertation, he examined the use of digital media for framing political and historical issues in Eastern Europe. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School for Communication Research, where his research is focused on personalisation of news media and impact of algorithmic biases on news consumption. In his recent work, he has also explored interactions between social media and propaganda during the Ukraine crisis and the use of digital media for securitization of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
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Framing the Holocaust Online: Memory of the Babi Yar Massacres on Wikipedia

Framing the Holocaust Online: Memory of the Babi Yar Massacres on Wikipedia

The article explores how a notorious case of Second World War atrocities in Ukraine – the Babi Yar massacres of 1941-1943 – is represented and interpreted on Wikipedia. Using qualitative …
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Editorial – Issue 18

Editorial – Issue 18

The distribution of digital technologies opened unprecedented possibilities for remediating and reshaping individual and collective trauma. New formats of trauma transmission and trauma processing employ structural affordances of digital platforms …
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From Individual Trauma to Frozen Currents: Conceptualising Digital Trauma Studies

From Individual Trauma to Frozen Currents: Conceptualising Digital Trauma Studies

This essay presents digital trauma studies, a novel and interdisciplinary approach to trauma research. Digital trauma studies scrutinize the impact of technological innovation on the transmission and processing of individual …
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Everything for the Lulz: Historical Memes and World War II Memory on Lurkomor’e

Everything for the Lulz: Historical Memes and World War II Memory on Lurkomor’e

The article explores interactions between digital media and cultural memory in post-Soviet countries by focusing on internet memes related to World War II. It introduces the concept of historical internet …
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Scraping the Monumental: Stepan Bandera through the Lens of Quantitative Memory Studies

In this essay we use the example of Stepan Bandera to demonstrate the effectiveness of web-scraping methods as a tool to explore how people interact with memory content online. Using …
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