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Episode 44: Marietje Schaake and Felix Kartte

The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, published by the European Union in December 2020, will require more effective action against harmful content from the big tech companies. Damian Collins MP is joined by Marietje Schaake (from a…

Episode 43: Clint Watts

January 6th 2021 will be remembered as the day the insurrection incited online by Donald Trump against the result of the Presidential election took over Capitol Hill and led the death of 5 people. Social media disinformation, some of it from the…

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…

Episode 40: Maria Ressa

“I know first hand why and how democracy is dieing” writes Chief Executive of news agency Rappler, Maria Ressa, in a new report for the working group on Infodemics. Her work exposing corruption in the Philippines leaves her facing criminal…

Episode 38: Dr Michael Carpenter

The week following the US election saw disinformation campaigns spread rapidly online seeking to undermine public confidence in the vote. What approach might the new Biden-Harris administration take to tackling this problem and regulating big tech?…

Episode 37: Laura Edelson

The role of social media in this 2020 US election has received more scrutiny than ever before. Will this, combined with new policies introduced by the tech companies, help the protect the election? Damian Collins MP asks Laura Edelson, lead researcher…

Episode 35: Ryan Mac and Emily Taylor

In an extraordinary internal memo given to Buzzfeed, a Facebook employee reveals her shock at the lack of action to tackle fake accounts designed to disrupt elections around the world. Ryan Mac, Buzzfeed’s Senior Tech reporter, unpacks the…