Christoffer Vejlø + Emma Søgaard

Gold

Discipline
Digital & Technology

Year of study
3rd Year

University
Danish School of Media and Journalism

Chris & Emma's Website

Problem – More people are being radicalized through Instagram than ever. Many of the radicalizing profiles do not technically violate Instagram’s rules and are therefore not shut down.

Insight – Instagram’s algorithm is designed to shadowban accounts with fake followers and ultimately shut them down.

Solution – Follow Their Leader is a platform where radicalizing profiles are put up for sale in order to crowdsource the purchase of fake followers to shut the radicalizing profiles down.