Discussion SynopsisDisinformation and Conspiracy Propagation
In this episode, Daniel speaks with Renée DiResta about her work tracking narratives online. They discuss:
The different strains of false information
Her work at the Stanford Internet Observatory
How the same narrative can be used by multiple sides
The origin of the Bill Gates conspiracies
Mapping campaigns to actor strategies
What she recommends others do who are interested in her field
Other topics around disinformation, conspiracy, and narrative tracking
Renée DiResta is the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, a cross-disciplinary program of research, teaching and policy engagement for the study of abuse in current information technologies. Renee investigates the spread of malicious narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in devising responses to the problem.
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