Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project was our guest for today’s show. The Computational Propaganda Project is a research group that has spent the last year looking at the way bots on social media and “junk news” (aka fake news) have affected and attempted to influence elections in Germany, France, the US, and the UK. Sadly she only had half an hour to talk, but the short conversation that we had was fascinating. We got talking about the influence bots can have on social media, where bots first started to be used as propaganda, and how governments and tech companies can start to fight back against this wave of digital propaganda.
Computational Propaganda Project – http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/
Music by Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim
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