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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…

Episode 33: Nina Schick and Giorgio Patrini

What is the potential impact of deepfake technology on politics? How can people identify real films from ones which have been manipulated? Damian Collins MP is joined by Nina Schick, author of Giorgio Patrini, CEO of Deeptrace, discusses how his…

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…