Renee DiResta is the Director of Research at cybersecurity company New Knowledge, and Head of Policy at the nonprofit Data for Democracy.
My guest today is Renée DiResta, who spends her time investigating the spread of malign narratives across social networks. She has advised Congress, the State Department, and policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem of misinformation. In this episode, we talk about the history of misinformation and propaganda. We go back to the roots of media theory and explore the ideas of people like Edward Bernays, Walter Lippmann, and Marshall McLuhan. I found Renée through an excellent essay called The Digital Maginot Line, which we discuss at the end of today’s podcast. I hope you enjoy this episode.
Renée DiResta is the Director of Research at New Knowledge and a Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust.
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
3 hours, 49 minutes
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