In this section, we examine the issues of the internet and the social media. Articles presented in this section tend to contain technical or computational details.

  • Misinformation Whack-A-Mole: How Social Media is Destined to Fail

    Alp Ünal AYHAN


    With election season in the US approach, misinformation and fake news on social media, especially on Facebook, is on the rise. Piling on the rampant misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep track of all the false information that’s circling in our feeds. Facebook said it removed 7 million posts and labeled 98 million others with coronavirus misinformation on its main site and Instagram between April and June.

  • Hauntology and Technology

    Begüm GÜVEN


    I like drinking coffee. More than that, I like gazing over the half finished coffee sitting in my cup getting colder as I leave it on my desk for the rest of the day. Getting in and out of my library, I stare at my cup with dried stains on its surface. It is a remembrance, a gift sent to me from my peaceful morning.

  • Online Streaming Services’ Popularity and the Danger Against Them



    Streaming services are a part of most people's life by now. Their global expansion was most certainly can be considered as a miracle because the most common streaming service provider Netflix itself increased its subscriber number more than eightfold in just some years. It went up from 21.5 million in 2011 to 192 million in 2020.

  • Data Breaches: Ways to Protect Our Credentials

    Ümit Altar BİNİCİ


    Ever since the foundation of the internet, espionage, and data theft actions have been switched online up until today. We have witnessed the data of many companies, regardless of how big they are, being disclosed to the public, and the number keeps growing every day. From elderly individuals who are unaware of the key functions of a computer to large companies with multimillionaire shareholders, everyone can be a victim of an unauthorized data breach. To protect our data from a possible leakage, we have to know what a data breach is.

  • Finding Twitter's Place in Political Discourse

    Alp Ünal AYHAN


    Ever since it was founded in 2006, Twitter has become a highly influential place for discussion of news and current events. This is really easy to see. It is categorized and marketed as a news app and not a social media one.

  • Perfect Body Image on Social Media: Idealistic or Unrealistic?

    Didem ÖZÇAKIR & Hülya AFAT


    Every day we unlock our phones to admire other’s lives and looks, regardless of who is profiting off of our self-conscious, we would like to ask the question: is this idealistic or unrealistic?

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