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Stories, investigations and guest discussions around the issues of disinformation and computational propaganda.

Stories, investigations and guest discussions around the issues of disinformation and computational propaganda.
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United Kingdom

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Stories, investigations and guest discussions around the issues of disinformation and computational propaganda.

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English


Episodes

Follow Bot Pro EU

4/15/2018
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In this episode John and Mike discuss the problem of hyper partisan social media activity and the bot-like characteristics of some actors in the 'Follow Back Pro EU' or #FBPE movement on Twitter. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Show notes Mentionmapp's observations and notes (listen to audio for explanations). Number of maps - 13 total Feb 5, 6, 7, x 3 Feb 8, 9, x 2 2600 total tweets 698 unique profiles - at least 1 tweet Selected those profiles who appeared in 2 or more maps...

Duration:01:34:40

Trust me, I'm an influencer

2/3/2018
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In this episode Mike and John discuss the pernicious use of paid-for social signals by non-political actors. Many entrepreneurs and those who wish to be perceived as influential use fake approval markers such as likes and shares from fictitious social accounts. We identify a number of risks that come with this kind of gaming of social platforms, including possible reputational damage to real people caused by account hijacking. Also the increased risk of spreading malware infections, when...

Duration:01:34:59