Stanford Internet Observatory’s Renee Diresta: “Sharpies, CIA supercomputers and human antennas”
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Renee DiResta of the Stanford INternet Observatory to talk about how Twitter handled 2020 (3:30 ), mainstream media getting a pass (40), Facebook groups (9:45 ), Sharpiegate (8:30 ), the election day war room (11:45 ), conspiracy “tickets” (15:00 ), how conspiracies spread (16:45 ), Trump’s centrality to the voter fraud posts (21:40 ), how these theories play out in the real world (26:40 ), the low cost to spreading misinformation (28:45 ), how 2020 compares to 2016 (33:30 ), Covid vaccines as the next target (36:20 ), whats changed between the first tech hearing and the most recent (39:00 ), and what Tiktok learned (41:30 ).
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