William Partin is a research analyst in the Disinformation Action Lab at Data & Society, where he helps to monitor and analyze disinformation campaigns. He is also a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of North Carolina, where his dissertation situates the formation of the esports industry since 2010 within the broader platformization of cultural production. His scholarly work has been published in journals such as Surveillance and Society and Social Media + Society and, in 2020, he received the Early Career Researcher Award from the Surveillance Studies Network. He has also contributed features on culture, technology, and finance to The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Variety, among others.
Data & SocietyAn academic workshop on how institutions, individuals, and infrastructures mediate platform power. Read moreJanuary 2021
PointsA critical reorientation Read on PointsOctober 2020
Columbia Journalism ReviewWhile many conspiracies encourage readers to doubt mainstream sources, QAnon takes things one step further by building an entire knowledge-making institution of its own. And that takes some serious effort. Read on Columbia Journalism ReviewOctober 2020