Computational propaganda

Episode 1 - setting the scene for a journey into fake

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The Disinformation Podcast begins with an introduction to John Gray, co-founder of the Twitter network visualisation tool Mentionmapp Analytics. Over time, John and me will be taking a closer look at the gaming of social media platforms - and Twitter in particular - by the purveyors of false information and creators of fake online personas. 

In this first episode we set the scene for our future work and I give a heads up on a story that will unfold over time. It's about an apparent multi-platform network of social media accounts that connect across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. A fake information network that appears to be run by two real people.

Keep an eye on this page - this is where we'll be posting the show notes for every future episode, including network visualisations and other material illustrating our investigations.

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Computational propaganda bots, personal data abuse & how to fight back

New European feature on computational propaganda bots, personal data and more.

New European feature on computational propaganda bots, personal data and more.

The New European recently published my feature on computational propaganda and the need for digital media literacy in the age of online disinformation. A related issue was also covered - who holds personal data about us, what it's used for and the steps we can take to take control of our own information. Link through via the picture above to read the full article.

There is also a wealth of additional insight to be heard in the interviews I conducted for the piece. You can listen to the interviews below.