Talks

Invited Talks/Guest Lectures

2019
University of Nottingham Malaysia

Demystifying cybertroopers

Guest lecture

2018
IACT College

Media Convergence in Journalism

Guest lecture

2017
University of Tampere, Finland

Weeding the grass: Social media astroturfing in Malaysia

Invited Speaker - Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) Lecture Series

2015
RightsCon Manila

Lightning Talk - Cybertrooping

Rightscon Summit Manila, The Philippines

British High Commission in Malaysia

The Great Debate: Everything in Moderation

Panelist at the event co-organised by the Global Movement of Moderates

2013 & 2014
Monash University Malaysia

Issues in International Communication

Guest lecture

2012
Walter Conkrite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Social Media and Journalism

Guest talk for participants of the Conkrite Global study abroad session (in London) organised by Arizona State University’s Walter Conkrite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Conference Presentations

October 2019
Queensland University of Technology

Decoding the Weaponisation of Popular Culture on WhatsApp in Singapore and Malaysia

Association of Internet Researchers conference 2019 - #AoIR2019

June 2019
Facebook

Decoding the Weaponisation of Popular Culture on WhatsApp in Singapore and Malaysia

Facebook Integrity Research Academic Workshop

Nov 2018
University of Nottingham

Clouded by euphoria: Freedom to express following the 14th Malaysian General Election

Political Science Association’s Media and Politics Group Annual General Conference 2018

Oct 2018
Lugano, Switzerland

Of troops and turf: What can Malaysian cybertroopers tell us about political astroturfing disrupting democracy

ECREA 2018 – 7th European Communication Conference (Peer-reviewed conference)

Sep 2018
University of Oxford

Of Troops and (Astro)Turf: The Malaysian Case

The Internet, Policy & Politics Conference 2018

October 2017
University of Turku

From a ‘tsunami’ of hope to the flattening of hopelessness: Mapping networked affect in Malaysia’s Bersih 2.0 movement

Affective Politics of Social Media Symposium; Co-presented with Dr Amelia Johns (Australia)

May 2017
University of Amsterdam

Faking It: Astroturfing, Twitter and Political Communication

Public Lives/Private Platform: The Politics of Twitter conference

Dec 2016
London School of Economics

Beware the AstroTurf: Why we can’t trust social media in times of crisis

Political Science Association’s Media and Politics Group Annual General Conference (Honourable Mention)

Dec 2015
Monash University Malaysia

Power of Social Ties: Twitter, Trust and Troopers

Internet in Southeast Asia Symposium