This project aims to understand the contribution of DSNs to public debate, the promises they embody in terms of inclusion and publicizing new claims, as well as the threats they pose in terms of brutalizing exchanges or invisibilisation of the texts and images through which a community is structured online. Although DSNs are invested as places of self-construction and community structuring by people who are "minorized" by virtue of their social or ethnic origin or "sexual orientation", that their rules of use are protective and that the discourses of the companies that hold them are egalitarian, they are implicated in many cases of "algorithmic discrimination".
The thesis will be organized in three parts:


PhD student: Thibault Grison 

PhD supervisor: Virginie Julliard

Research laboratory: GRIPIC - Groupe de recherches interdisciplinaires sur les processus d’information et de communication