Ella McPherson (University of Cambridge), ‘The Politics of Social Media Verification’
Ella McPherson is Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology as well as the Anthony L. Lyster Fellow in Sociology at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. She is also a Research Associate of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, where she leads the research theme on human rights in the digital age. Her research focuses on symbolic struggles surrounding the media in times of transition, whether democratic or digital. She leads The Whistle, a Horizon 2020 funded project to develop a digital human rights reporting application. She is also co-convenor of the Ethics of Big Data Research Group at CRASSH.