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Episode 46: Owen Larter

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Release Date: 02/17/2021

Episode 56: Sinan Aral show art Episode 56: Sinan Aral

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Damian Collins MP picks the brain of Sinan Aral, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and author of the much cited book on the spread of misinformation “Hype Machine.” He talks about what it was like to work directly with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to track down fake news. Dr Charles Kriel joins to discuss the Mayoral election in New York City.

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Episode 55: Matthew d’Ancona show art Episode 55: Matthew d’Ancona

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Damian Collins MP is joined by author Matthew d’Ancona to discuss identity politics in the digital age, following the publication of his new book Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless - and what to do about it. Dr Charles Kriel joins to discuss the evolution of facist imagery.

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Episode 54: Alliance of Democracies 2021 summit, Copenhagen show art Episode 54: Alliance of Democracies 2021 summit, Copenhagen

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Damian Collins MP introduces a special panel discussion: “Regulating Social Media and Protecting the public from harm” recorded at the Alliance of Democracies 2021 summit in Copenhagen. Featuring Werner Stengg, Jeremy Wright MP, Tanit Koch, Michael Chertoff and John Samples.

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SEASON 2: Episode 53 Jeremy Wright MP and Bertie Vidgen show art SEASON 2: Episode 53 Jeremy Wright MP and Bertie Vidgen

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

What next for the Online Safety Bill in the U.K.? Damian Collins MP is joined by former Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP and Bertie Vidgen from the Alan Turing Institute to discuss.

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Episode 52: Shireen Mitchell  show art Episode 52: Shireen Mitchell

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

Despite being told as a young girl she shouldn’t go near the digital space, Shireen Mitchell went on to found Digital Sisters and Stop Online Violence Against Women, the first organization dedicated to bringing women and girls of color online. This week she joins Damian Collins MP to discuss the movement she created and her observations on voter suppression on social media during the 2016 election. Dr Charles Kriel talks disinformation in China.

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Episode 51: Andy Parsons and Anna-Sophie Harling show art Episode 51: Andy Parsons and Anna-Sophie Harling

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

This week Damian Collins MP speaks to two organisations helping to improve media literacy by giving readers the tools to help navigate away from fake news. Andy Parsons is the Director of the Adobe Content Authenticity initiative and Anna-Sophie Harling is the Managing Director in Europe of Newsguard, who publish trust ratings for thousands of websites. Dr Charles Kriel discusses the worrying trend of vaccine hesitancy amongst health care workers because of disinformation.

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Episode 50: Senator Mark Warner show art Episode 50: Senator Mark Warner

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

For this special 50th episode, Damian Collins MP is joined by Senator Mark Warner. Chair of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Warner has been one of the leading voices in the campaign to address social media regulation and fight against disinformation. He is currently the sponsoring the new Safe Tech Act legislation in the US. Dr Charles Kriel joins to reflect on 50 episodes of Infotagion. This special episode was recorded at Voxpod studio in London www.voxpod.studio

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Episode 49: Richard Wilson show art Episode 49: Richard Wilson

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

In recent years we’ve seen social media platforms abused to execute campaigns of genocide, lynchings and an attempted insurrection in Washington D.C. Whilst people enjoy the right of free speech, incitement to commit an illegal act is an offence. But is the law adequately defined for the digital age? Damian Collins MP is joined by Professor Richard Wilson from the University of Connecticut School of Law, the author of 11 books on international human rights.

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Episode 48: Sanjay Bhandari and Charlie Brooks show art Episode 48: Sanjay Bhandari and Charlie Brooks

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

There’s a growing problem with racism and hate speech on social media, corresponding directly with a rise in reported hate crime. Sports people and celebrities are particular targets. Damian Collins MP is joined by the Chair of the Kick it Out campaign, Sanjay Bhandari, and Charlie Brooks, Director of Communications at Manchester United to discuss. Dr Charles Kriel (whose version of football is done with a helmet) joins.

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Episode 47: Anne Webster, Bonita Mersiades and Matt Nguyen show art Episode 47: Anne Webster, Bonita Mersiades and Matt Nguyen

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP

In recent days, the eyes of the tech world have turned to Australia and its dispute between their government and Facebook, after a new law was passed requiring Google and Facebook to provide financial support to the news industry. Controversially, just before the law passed Facebook removed all Australian news content to put itself outside scope of this new law. Damian Collins MP discusses with Australian MP Anne Webster, anti-corruption campaigner Bonita Mersiades and Matt Nguyen from Reset Australia.

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