Olivia Inwood

Olivia Inwood
UNSW Sydney | UNSW · School of the Arts and Media

PhD Candidate - Social Media and Linguistics

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Introduction
I am a PhD Candidate in the School of the Arts and Media, at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), researching issues of misinformation and disinformation on social media. Tools/methodological frameworks: systemic functional linguistics, appraisal, affiliation, corpus linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis and legitimation.

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In pandemic times, journalists and cultural commentators have coined the term ‘meta selfie’ to describe a new type of selfie emerging that features selfies within selfies, centres the mobile phone screen in the image and highlights the irony of taking selfies. This study aims to develop a social semiotic method for analysing the ‘meta-meta selfie’....
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In pandemic times, journalists and cultural commentators have coined the term ‘meta selfie’ to describe a new type of selfie emerging that features selfies within selfies, centres the mobile phone screen in the image and highlights the irony of taking selfies. This study aims to develop a social semiotic method for analysing the ‘meta-meta selfie’....
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YouTube has become notoriously associated with extreme right-wing communities that spread discourses of white supremacy and conspiracy. This study applies a social semiotic approach to analysing conspiratorial YouTube videos created by white supremacists in response to the Notre Dame Fire of 2019. In particular, this study applies a combined legiti...
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Deceptive communication and misinformation are crucial issues that are currently having a significant impact on social life. Parallel to the important work of identifying misinformation on digital platforms is understanding why such material proliferates. One approach to answering this question is to attempt to understand the values that are being...
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Recent work on algorithmic bias has shown that understanding the values embedded in technology design processes is important for avoiding social harm. This paper explores the attitudes construed in whitepapers of blockchain technology start-ups. Blockchain technology is a relatively new phenomenon that has informed discourses about the future of go...
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Blockchain technology is a relatively new phenomenon that has informed many discourses regarding the future of governance, economics, and the internet. However, current research has tended to generalise the politics of blockchain technology and has not considered the ideologically diverse blockchain start-up companies that have recently emerged. Th...

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This is my PhD project that involves developing linguistic and multimodal discourse frameworks to understand how mis/disinformation and moral panics are enacted on YouTube.