A Conversation With Reneé DiResta: Disinformation and Conspiracy Propagation

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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