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Erkan Saka

Erkan Saka

Istanbul Bilgi University


Erkan Saka is a professor of media and journalism studies at the School of Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University. He is currently the Ph.D. program director at Communication Sciences there. He recently directed an AI Literacy project funded by Google Türkiye. He was a research scholar at Anthropology, UC Irvine (Fall 2018) and Science and Technology Studies, MIT (Spring 2019).

His recent and current research topics include the social life of disinformation, critical algorithm and AI studies, citizen journalism and social movements, digital web archiving and internet histories, and metaverse and diversity. He is a longtime political blogger ( and a coordinator of a local TV show on social media (

He is the author of Social Media and Politics in Turkey, A Journey through Citizen Journalism, Political Trolling, and Fake News (Lexington Books, 2019) and “Big data and gender-biased algorithms” In The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication.  New York: Wiley Blackwell