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

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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