Op-ed on local journalism in Sheffield Telegraph

I have had an op-ed in the Sheffield Telegraph today. I argue that local journalism is playing a key role in providing support for communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to Victoria Wood and the staff at the Telegraph for the opportunity. The piece can be found here

Interview on BBC Radio Sheffield about ‘fake news’ and social media

Yesterday I was interviewed by Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield about the ‘fake news’ circulating online about coronavirus. We spoke about some of the ways people can identify false information on social media and the role of politicians in spreading misinformation about the virus. Thanks to Toby, Kat, Katie from BBC Radio Sheffield and Victoria Wood for making it happen.

You can listen back to the interview here (beginning at 3:10:38)

Quoted in Forge Press article on social media censorship and online harms

I was interviewed a few weeks ago by Stephanie Lam from Forge Press about the recent UK Government Online Harms White Paper, which proposed that OfCom be given powers to fine social media companies who fail to remove harmful content from their platforms. Thanks to Stephanie for the interview and for writing the piece. It can be accessed here

 

Interviewed for Newsweek article on social media and ‘fake news’

I was recently interviewed for an article in Newsweek that discussed recent research suggesting that people who held delusional views were more likely to believe false news stories shared on social media. Thanks to Kashmira Gander and Hannah Postles for their help with this.

The article can be accessed here

Interviewed for Canvas8 article on Vero

Last month, I was interviewed by freelance writer and journalist Hatty Nestor on the future of Vero, which has been heralded as the first ad-free social media platform. I raised questions about the long-term viability of Vero, which requires users to pay a monthly subscription fee rather than selling their data to advertisers.

The article, ‘Vero: ad free social media that puts privacy first,’ has now been published in Canvas8 and can be accessed here

 

BBC Radio Leicester interview on role of social media in UK election

I was interviewed for a short piece on the role of social media in the forthcoming UK General Election, which featured on the BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show with Jim Davis and Jo Hayward this morning.

The segment can be found here (about the 1 hour 10 minutes mark)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02md2mm

The segment also featured in Jonathan Lampon’s mid-morning show (guess hosted by Ben Jackson).

It can be found here (about the 14 minute mark):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02md2n6