39 episodes

Welcome to the Infotagion podcast, the vaccine to disinformation. Hosted by Damian Collins MP, co-founder of Infotagion and former chair of the House Of Commons select committee for Digital Culture, Media, and Sport. 

The Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP Damian Collins

    • Politics
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Infotagion podcast, the vaccine to disinformation. Hosted by Damian Collins MP, co-founder of Infotagion and former chair of the House Of Commons select committee for Digital Culture, Media, and Sport. 

    Episode 39: Elizabeth Denham, Emma Briant, David Carroll and Chris Vickery

    Episode 39: Elizabeth Denham, Emma Briant, David Carroll and Chris Vickery

    After a major investigation into the misuse of personal data for political purposes by Cambridge Analytica, the U.K. Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, talks to Damian Collins MP about her investigation’s conclusions and what comes next. With their reaction, Infotagion brings together three key witnesses to the scandal, Dr Emma Briant, Professor David Carroll and Chris Vickery.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 38: Dr Michael Carpenter

    Episode 38: Dr Michael Carpenter

    The week following the US election saw disinformation campaigns spread rapidly online seeking to undermine public confidence in the vote. What approach might the new Biden-Harris administration take to tackling this problem and regulating big tech? Damian Collins MP talks to Dr. Mike Carpenter, former foreign policy adviser to Joe Biden and Managing Director for the Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Administration. Dr. Charles Kriel discusses the new conspiracy peddling movement “Stop the Steal” and the fall out on and offline following the election from the ground in Alabama.

    • 35 min
    Episode 37: Laura Edelson

    Episode 37: Laura Edelson

    The role of social media in this 2020 US election has received more scrutiny than ever before. Will this, combined with new policies introduced by the tech companies, help the protect the election? Damian Collins MP asks Laura Edelson, lead researcher for NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering Online Political Ads Transparency Project. Dr Charles Kriel reports from Alabama on the latest in disinformation around the US election.

    • 47 min
    Episode 36: Rep. David Cicilline and Susan Berfield

    Episode 36: Rep. David Cicilline and Susan Berfield

    As news breaks that the Justice Department’s long-expected antitrust lawsuit against Google has been filed, Damian Collins MP talks to Congressman and Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee David Cicilline about how this case could transform tech regulation. They are joined by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Susan Berfield, author of The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, JP Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism.

    • 43 min
    Episode 35: Ryan Mac and Emily Taylor

    Episode 35: Ryan Mac and Emily Taylor

    In an extraordinary internal memo given to Buzzfeed, a Facebook employee reveals her shock at the lack of action to tackle fake accounts designed to disrupt elections around the world. Ryan Mac, Buzzfeed's Senior Tech reporter, unpacks the significance of the memo with Damian Collins MP. Emily Taylor, CEO of Oxford Information Labs and associate fellow at Chatham House, discusses how the rise of medical misinformation during the pandemic is leading to community tensions.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 34: Dr. Charles Kriel and Kat Gellein Viken

    Episode 34: Dr. Charles Kriel and Kat Gellein Viken

    Our resident fake news expert, Dr Charles Kriel, turns guest this week as he discusses his new documentary People You May Know, a joint project with his partner, Director Kat Gellein Viken. The film follows Kat and Charles on a journey of discovery from Westminster to America’s Deep South. They discover Cambridge Analytica collaborating with US churches to unleash a micro- targeting platform targeting vulnerable people into supporting far-right politics.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Blob monster8912 ,

Different

Amazing guests. Interesting angle on lots of foreign policy matters. Looking forward to listen more.

Dicky3756 ,

What’s the objective?

A very professionally made podcast with interesting and knowledgeable guests. However, it seems that one of the objectives is not so much to expose fake news, but to ensure that the mainstream, liberal, narrative is adhered too. The problem nowadays is that there are many good independent podcasts out there that highlight the true facts of news, so when you do have guests like Christopher Steele on the show, many listeners are aware of the Trump Russia Hoax, which then rather undermines the credibility of the whole show. It’s worth a listen to though, as there are interesting snippets now and again.

JimJC37 ,

Really informative

Really informative show with international guests, showing the challenges all countries are having with fighting coronavirus misinformation.

Top Podcasts In Politics

Listeners Also Subscribed To