Oct 30, 2017
On todays episode I do an in-depth with Erin Gallagher.
Erin is a truly independent journalist who has been tracking
and studying the phenomena of twitter bots, their human operators (
herein referred to as 'cyborgs'), and "hacking public opinion."
We go in depth on how social media bots engage in dark
propaganda campaigns to sway elections and more. We talk
about how information cascades through our networks and manipulates
public opinion. We talk about specific cases going back as
far as 2012 in places like South Africa, South Korea and
Central/South America. We also discuss "Patriotic
Programmers" and other actors who are spreading fake news &
divisive propaganda with an (often) extreme right wing
agenda. For more information on this subject follow
Erin on Twitter or Medium and check out the
South Korea spy agency admits trying to rig 2012 presidential election
Sepulveda "How To Hack an Election"
Music: Sole & DJ Pain 1 "Teachings Of Ice Cube(Memory Remix"