University of Amsterdam
Sal Hagen is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies. He co-founded OILab during his MA in Media Studies and has studied Internet subcultures since. His work combines cultural research and media theory with digital and computational methods.
ArticlesContent warning: although it was kept to a minimum, this text displays instances of (anti-Semitic) hate speech. During the 2016 U.S. election and its aftermath, multiple journalistic accounts reported on “alt-right trolls” emanating from anonymous online spaces like the imageboard 4chan (e.g. Abramson; Ellis). Having gained infamy for its nihilist trolling subcultures...Read more