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Episode 51: Andy Parsons and Anna-Sophie Harling

This week Damian Collins MP speaks to two organisations helping to improve media literacy by giving readers the tools to help navigate away from fake news. Andy Parsons is the Director of the Adobe Content Authenticity initiative and Anna-Sophie…

Episode 50: Senator Mark Warner

For this special 50th episode, Damian Collins MP is joined by Senator Mark Warner. Chair of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Warner had been one of the leading voices in the campaign to address social media regulation and fight…

Episode 49: Richard Wilson

In recent years we’ve seen social media platforms abused to execute campaigns of genocide, lynchings and an attempted insurrection in Washington D.C. Whilst people enjoy the right of free speech, incitement to commit an illegal act is an offence….

Episode 48: Sanjay Bhandari and Charlie Brooks

There’s a growing problem with racism and hate speech on social media, corresponding directly with a rise in reported hate crime. Sports people and celebrities are particular targets. Damian Collins MP is joined by the Chair of the Kick it Out…

Episode 46: Owen Larter

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more integral to our lives. Yet concerns have been raised about biases in AI that might promote harmful content or discriminate against people. Washington State has passed a new law requiring…

Episode 45: Dr Shashi Tharoor

In India, riotous mobs acting on disinformation campaigns and rumours on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have been responsible for many murders and even lynches. Yet the social media companies have done little in response. Damian Collins MP is joined…

Episode 42: Lyric Jain

In December 2020, both the U.K. government and the European Commission published new proposals that would require social media companies to take more effective action against disinformation and harmful content. What should we reasonably expect them to…