Dr. Herasimenka researches political use of social media platforms for distribution of algorithmic propaganda, misinformation and alternative messages. He focuses on the interaction between internet technologies and political activism in non-democratic or authoritarian countries such as Belarus, Russia, and China. His PhD dissertation was on political activism in Belarus and Russia. The project looked at the use of social media for political change. He studied how political activists use digital technologies in their everyday practices for organising and information distribution, overcoming state surveillance, persecution and censorship. During the course of his research, he identified several pro-democracy practices that are potentially successful in the digital age.
Listen to his presentation at the Ostrogorski Center on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/ostrogorski/herasimenka/likes
Episode | August 6th, 2020 | Season 3 | 43 mins 1 sec
alexander lukashenko, belarus, democracy, elections, former soviet states, svetlana tikhanovskaya
Is this the end of Europe's Last Dictator? Find out in this special current events episode featuring Belarusian political scientist Aliaksandr Herasimenka about the exciting presidential elections in Belarus, where embattled Alexander Lukashenko faces the most organized opposition in the history of his 26 years as president.
INFORMATION WARS Symposium Part 5: "Annexation Agenda" and Protests in Russia and Belarus (Speaker - Aliaksandr Herasimenka)
Episode | May 15th, 2019 | Season 1 | 19 mins 42 secs
Dr. Aliaksandr Herasimenka from the University of Westminster in London speaks on political information and disinformation on messaging platforms. Follow him on Twitter @alesherasimenka.
Episode | April 29th, 2019 | Season 1 | 41 mins 31 secs
alexander lukashenko, belarus, belarusian language, dictators, lukashenka, social media activism, youtube rap
Matt and Milena chat with native Belarusian Dr. Aliaksandr Herasimenka, a professor at University of Westminster in London and a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.