Jonathon talks with special guests C E Carey and Kris Shaffer about their research into “influence operations” – the propaganda campaigns that are changing the way conversations happen on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and the other places we hang out online. Both Kris and Carey are Data for Democracy volunteers, and Carey is a computational biologist in her dayjob, while Kris is a professor at the University of Mary Washington where he teaches computer science and digital studies.
Here’s links to the research projects discussed in the episode:
- Continued Bot Infiltration of Trump’s Facebook Pages (CE Carey)
- The Business of Hate Media (Kris Shaffer)
- Sockpuppets, Secessionists, and Breitbart
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