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Episode 32: Susan Ness and Jeff Jarvis

How can we curtail hate speech and disinformation while protecting freedom of expression online? Damian Collins MP is joined by former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Susan Ness and journalism professor at CUNY, Jeff Jarvis. Both…

Episode 31: Antonio García Martínez

How do Facebook Ad Tools actually work? Can online political ads truly change our minds about how to vote? Damian Collins MP asks one of Facebook’s first Ad Tool’s executives, Antonio García Martínez, the author of . Dr Charles Kriel discusses the…

Episode 30: Renée DiResta and Tom Firth

Renée DiResta from the Stanford Internet Observatory was part of the investigative team for the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report into election interference. This week, she tells Damian Collins MP what they found when digging into the data….

Episode 29: Jim Steyer

The Stop Hate for Profit campaign has been successful in persuading major brands like Adidas, Coca Cola and Unilever to pause their advertising on Facebook and demand the company does more to stop the spreading of harmful content. Jim Steyer, the…

Episode 28: Craig Newmark

In 1995 Craig Newmark launched Craigslist, which has since become one of the biggest and most successful online communities ever. Today his philanthropic foundation supports projects that promote quality journalism and investigative reporting. This…

Episode 27: Chris Steele and Luke Harding

In his first ever on-the-record broadcast interview, Trump-Russia dossier author and ex-MI6 officer Chris Steele joins Damian Collins MP for a special extended edition of the podcast. They discuss the extent of Russian interference in public and…

Episode 26: John Borthwick

Damian Collins MP is joined by John Borthwick, Chair of the COVID-19 Technology Taskforce and CEO of Betaworks, who were early investors in Twitter and Tumblr. They discuss the tech companies’ response to COVID-19 and compare track and trace…

Episode 24: Dave Sharma MP

Following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch in March 2019 which were live-streamed to Facebook, Australia passed world-leading legislation that imposed tougher financial and criminal consequences for social media companies if they failed to…

Episode 23: Matt Burgess and Michael Veale

The NHSX COVID-19 tracker app in the UK still isn’t fully operational. Did the UK Government choose the wrong tech, or do the tech companies have too much control over the data that’s gathered by their systems? Matt Burgess, Deputy Digital Editor…