Tag: Facebook

Chatter #170 – Ryan Hartwig on the Censorship Inside Facebook And How Big Tech Is Corrupting Our World

Ryan Hartwig is a Facebook whistleblower and author of the new book, Behind The Mask Of Facebook: A Whistleblower’s Shocking Story of Big Tech Bias and Censorship.  Hired by Cognizant as a content moderator for Facebook, Ryan Hartwig began by keeping gruesome images of cartel violence in Mexico off the platform. This seemed…

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Chatter #153 – Emma Briant on Cambridge Analytica, Social Media, and Election Meddling

Dr Briant is one of the key researchers who uncovered the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018, with two books and two major documentary films, she is an internationally recognized expert on information warfare and propaganda. Films her research featured in include Oscar-shortlisted Netflix film The Great Hack and People You May Know. As…

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Chatter #151 – Sophie Zhang – Whistleblowing On Facebook: Fake Engagement and Election Manipulation

Sophie Zhang is a data scientist and whistleblower who formerly worked at Facebook. From 2018 to 2020, while she was investigating “fake engagement” at Facebook, she uncovered abusive political manipulation and opposition harassment networks in 25 countries. Zhang reported that most of these subversive networks use Facebook’s organization pages, configured with human names…

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Profit Over Principles: Social Media Companies Are Destroying Democracy

Kyle Taylor is the author of The Little Black Book of Data and Democracy and founder of Fair Vote UK. Fair Vote UK was set up to tackle the issue of data misuse, voter manipulation and lack of transparency in elections head-on. We are committed to ensuring the institutions that protect our democratic…

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We Have To Ban Political Advertising Online

Once upon a time a brand-new piece of technology appeared on the scene. One that would allow politicians to conceivably reach into every house in the nation, one with few rules on advertising or what could legally be said (this was a time before fact checkers). It was soon decided that this technology…

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Chatter #121 – Kyle Taylor On Dark Ads And The Case For Regulating Social Media

Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!! Kyle Walker, the founder of Fair Vote UK, was my guest on today’s show! Fair Vote UK is a campaign group dedicated to addressing a lot of issues that I describe in my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War including dark ads, censorship, echo chambers, and the…

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