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Introducing… Who Trolled Amber?
What comes to mind when you think of Amber Heard? Liar? Survivor? Narcissist? Millions of us watched the celebrity trial of the century, Depp v Heard, in 2022. Amber Heard lost and Johnny Depp was vindicated. But what if Amber was actually the victim of an organised trolling campaign? What if the online hate against her was manufactured?
Alexi Mostrous, the reporter who brought you Sweet Bobby and Hoaxed, investigates what happened to Amber and who might have been responsible. It’s a story about how our own thoughts and opinions can be moulded without us even realising.
All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
Who Trolled Amber is the latest series in Tortoise Investigates, the home of Tortoise's award-winning investigative series.
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Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
Producer: Xavier Greenwood
Editor: David Taylor
Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
Sound design: Karla Patella 
Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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Introducing… Who Trolled Amber?
What comes to mind when you think of Amber Heard? Liar? Survivor? Narcissist? Millions of us watched the celebrity trial of the century, Depp v Heard, in 2022. Amber Heard lost and Johnny Depp was vindicated. But what if Amber was actually the victim of an organised trolling campaign? What if the online hate against her was manufactured?
Alexi Mostrous, the reporter who brought you Sweet Bobby and Hoaxed, investigates what happened to Amber and who might have been responsible. It’s a story about how our own thoughts and opinions can be moulded without us even realising.
All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
Who Trolled Amber is the latest series in Tortoise Investigates, the home of Tortoise's award-winning investigative series.
To find out more about Tortoise:
Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists
Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content
Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more
If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com
Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
Producer: Xavier Greenwood
Editor: David Taylor
Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
Sound design: Karla Patella 
Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 1 - Missing evidence

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 1 - Missing evidence

    Depp v Heard was the celebrity trial of the century. He won, she lost. But was Amber Heard the target of an organised trolling campaign?
    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
    Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists
    Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content
    Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more

    Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more

    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com

    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 36 min
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 2 - Gold dust

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 2 - Gold dust

     The team talk to a Hollywood insider and travel to Florida in search of their first big clue: a treasure trove of data that might show what happened to Amber Heard online – and who was behind it.
    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
    To find out more about Tortoise:
    Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists
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    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com

    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 31 min
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 3 - Into the dark

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 3 - Into the dark

    Disinformation experts come back with some startling results. The story begins to cross continents as the team find evidence of a global campaign.
    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
    To find out more about Tortoise:
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    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 36 min
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 4 - Through the looking glass

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 4 - Through the looking glass

    The astonishing case of a teenage killer helps lift the lid on how bot campaigns work – and offers the team a new path forward in the investigation.
    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
    To find out more about Tortoise:
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    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com

    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 32 min
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 5 - The special relationship

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 5 - The special relationship

    Could a nation state have deployed an online army to fight for Johnny Depp? Alexi discovers the curious relationship between the Hollywood star and an authoritarian world leader.
    All six episodes of Who Trolled Amber are now available to binge-listen.
    To find out more about Tortoise:
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    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com

    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 25 min
    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 6 - Public enemy

    Who Trolled Amber: Episode 6 - Public enemy

    Johnny Depp’s maverick lawyer Adam Waldman finally comes under scrutiny. Alexi uncovers Waldman’s links to powerful figures and investigates his role in feeding online abuse. Can the team get to the truth about who trolled Amber?
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    If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact hello@tortoisemedia.com

    Reporter and host: Alexi Mostrous
    Producer and reporter: Xavier Greenwood
    Editor: David Taylor
    Narrative editor: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting: Katie Riley 
    Sound design: Karla Patella 
    Artwork: Jon Hill & Oscar Ingham

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Pig in a wig ,

Essential listening

Great podcast and if like me you knew something weird was going on with all that Johnny depp amber heard trial internet craziness this answers all the questions. To think Adam Waldman destroyed Amber Heards life and career with tactics from Mohammad bin salman and his very good friend Sergei Lavrov is vile. The point at the very end of the podcast that they could manipulate the narrative around this trial into a complete lie then what do you think they could do about something that really matters like the upcoming elections is trully chilling!

Lindaclare ,

Factitious disorder (previously called Münchausen syndrome) ?

Surely… it’s got to be?!?
“Something Was Wrong” season two of the podcast covers this really well. You can be very high functioning, good career, competent etc with it which is what makes it so difficult to detect… plus psychologically (knowing or unknowingly) they choose their victim/‘mark’ really well often someone caring with high empathy - just so, so awful to be caught up in this web of deception.

gfousr ,

Not sure….

Brilliant pod, but how can one person be so naive and gullible. Never met him in years, cameras off on Skype calls. Bit simpleton esque. If genuine then good luck to her but … mmm. Odd

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