Digital media technology started to emerge in the early 2000s in the form of smartphones, interactive websites, and social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and WhatsApp. The ensuing technological sea change has fundamentally transformed the global media landscape, multiplying and diversifying the type of actors, voices and images that participate in, and influence, global politics. Alongside traditional media platforms, such as newspapers, radio and television, digital media has brought about an unprecedented multitude of information and visual perspectives on global politics. We now live in a visual age like never before.